This 14K yellow gold and silver brooch by the well-known Dutch contemporary jewellery artist, Chris Steenbergen, serves as a collectible piece of future antique jewellery. A three-dimensional geometrical ribbon constructed with a triangular inner andouter shape whirls in four triangular angles around a vertical silver lath. Being a piece of minimalistic abundance, this jewel is a wearable statement.
Upon the purchase of this jewel, we will add the (Dutch) booklet 'Chris Steenbergen' by Marjan Unger (Stichting Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, December 2000).
This particular brooch is pictured on page 16 in the catalog of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, named 'Chris Steenbergen, goldsmith' published in 1985. It is also shown on page 87 of the book "Jewels of Mind and Mentality- Dutch Jewelry Design 1950-2000 'by the Museum of Contemporary Art Het Kruithuis',' s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. published in 2000.
Antique jewelry object group: brooch (artist jewelry) - This jewel was part of a private collection which we were lucky enough to be able to purchase.
Condition: excellent condition - (more info on our condition scale)
Country of origin: Netherlands
Style: Art Jewelry - Art jewelry is created with a variety of materials, not just precious metals and gems, and forms a counterbalance to the use of "precious materials" in regular (fine) jewelry. Art jewelry should be compared to expressions of art in othermedia such as glass, wood, plastics and clay. (from: Wikipedia)or more info on styles
Period: ca. 1956 - (events and facts in 1956)
Material: 14K yellow gold and silver - (more info on precious metals)
Extra information: Chris Steenbergen (1920-2007) is one of the few well know Dutch artist jewelers goldsmith silversmith in the second half of the 20th Century. Participated in many exibitions in many countries and is mentioned in many books on contemporary jewelry art. A more extended explanation on his live and works are to be found on our Chris Steenbergen glossary page.
Our complete collection of: Chris Steenbergen jewelry.
Hallmarks: The Dutch control mark representing an oak leaf with the number 585, for 14K gold, that is in use since 1953. The Dutch control mark representing a sword with the number 925 for silver 925 (Sterling silver). In use since 1955. And no mastermark of Chris Steenbergen (or at least we did not find it). - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: 6,25 cm (2,46 inch) x 3,93 cm (1,55 inch)
Chris Steenbergen was a Dutch jeweller. He went to the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs in Amsterdam from 1939 to 1942 and worked mostly with gold and silver. He lived and worked in Amsterdam. His jewels are known for their simple forms and monumental appearance, causing them to be worn a lot by men too.