Modernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling SilverModernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling SilverModernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling SilverModernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling SilverModernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling Silver

Modernist 1950s swirl brooch and pendant with a gleaming rock crystal stone by Henry Steig, in sterling silver. My uncle Henry, my Dad’s brother, was a prominent figure in the mid-century Modernist movement, working in New York City and Provincetown, MA.

In “Messengers of Modernism, American studio Jewelry 1940-1960”, Toni Greenbaum writes that Steig “forged round silver wire into graceful twisted curves, modulating the surface by hammering certain portions flat: he sawed gentle Biomorphic shapes from silver sheet and assembled jewelry from abstract forms inspired by flora and fauna; often the pieces incorporated movable elements or stones of unusual shape and color.”

The large brooch measures 2-1/4” by 1-3/4”. The rock crystal stone is 14mm; it is wired around the middle, and drilled and attached on either end to pivot slightly. Under magnification you can see one flea bite and some age-related roughness around the edges, but no scratches. It is marked Steig Sterling.

Item ID: PVB-01281


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Clear Crystal/Silver, Size: 2-1/4" x 1-3/4"

Modernist Biomorphic Brooch Pendant with Rock Crystal, Henry Steig, Sterling Silver

$650 USD

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