This 18K red gold and silver brooch by the well-known Dutch contemporary jewellery artist, Chris Steenbergen, serves as a collectible piece of future antique jewellery. One gold square is placed between a smaller and bigger silver square plaque. Being apolished piece of minimalistic abundance of colour and shape, 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).
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. 1965 - (events and facts in 1965)
Material: Two layers of silver and one layer of 18K red gold. - (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 a tulip with the number 750 for 18K gold. 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 Chris Steenbergen's master mark. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: 4,40 cm (1,73 inch) x 4,40 cm (1,73 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.