For your consideration is this wonderful brutalist bracelet. Very innovative with a great look. It reminds me of melting nails or spikes. I absolutely do believe that this is the work of Guy Vidal. I cannot find a mark. The piece has a lot of crevices so while I did look with a loupe it is possible I am missing the small mark. I do see a lot of his work in this dripping style. I had a jeweler look at this and we believe it is silver plated pewter which Vidal is known for.
The bracelet is 1 and 1/8 inches wide. It has an old style hook closure. It measures 7 and 1/4 inches when clasped.
The bracelet is in excellent condition with no damage.
Guy Vidal was born in 1938 in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec Canada. He studied at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Montréal and completed his Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Bloomington, Indiana in 1962. He made sculptures and created ceramic art. In 1964 he started designing pewter jewelry. He became one of the leading artists who made jewel sculptures in Quebec. He won several important Canadian prizes and became known through the world. Every item he made was a sculpture of itself, a Piece of art. Mostly organic, biomorphic designs, very delicate, refined and rich detailed handmade work. Vidal was a technical innovator. He invented his own pewter formula which allowed him to create intricate pieces that held their strength, unlike traditional formulas of the soft lead alloy. Each piece was carefully and labor-intense processed The final result was jewelry that belongs amongst the best of this period.