This silver brooch from 1965 by the well-known Dutch contemporary jewellery artist, Chris Steenbergen, serves as a collectible piece of future antique jewellery. A square silver frame puts a square cut rock crystal in the picture it deserves. Being anexample 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).
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: 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 manybooks 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.
Precious stones: rock crystal also called quartz - (more info on precious stones)
Hallmarks: 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: 4,67 cm (1,84 inch) x 4,65 cm (1,83 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.