Henkel & Grosse, Germany: A Modernist Silver Brooch
 
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Henkel & Grosse, Germany: A Modernist Silver Brooch

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Item Description: "Henkel & Grosse, Germany: A Modernist Silver Brooch"

Henkel & Grosse: A Modernist Silver Brooch
Partially gilt sterling silver; metal (needle)
L 12 cm, W 2.7 cm
Marks: Maker’s mark (G with a crown), silver content mark ‘S925‘; 'METALL' on the needle
Germany, 1970s

Henkel & Grosse (also written: Grossé), Pforzheim, Germany, well-known for their costume jewellery executed for Christian Dior during the 1950s-1990s, launched a line of modernist silver jewellery during the 1960s. The unusual large brooch was created in the late 1970s. Its needle is made of metal: silver would have been too soft a material to hold the massive brooch (ca. 30 g) in place.

Literature:
Becker, Vivienne (et al.): Henkel & Grosse, 100 Jahre Leidenschaft für  // 100 Years of Passion for Grossé + Bijoux Christian Dior. Cat. Exhib. Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim 17.09. – 14.11.2010, Stuttgart 2010.

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