Sunday, 12 December 2010

A FUSSET y GRAU modernist pendant and bangle

This is a suite of jewellery by Fusset y Grau, a renowned spanish maker from the beginning of the  twentieth century based in Barcelona. Together with Masriera, they represent the height of modern spanish jewellery in terms of creativity. The Art Nouveau decorative art in Catalunya was adopted by a much wider  movement, Modernism; which reached its height through the well known architect Gaudi.

These bangle and brooch that seem heavy at first sight are really finely crafted in a very delicate foliage set of thin gold with carved leaves and nature motifs.

These pieces will be auctioned by Sotheby's London on Dec 14th