Dynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCHDynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCH

Solar Power! …

Potent in its iconic, mid-century motif, evocative of the brutalist sculpture of Pal Kepenyes, and utterly avant-garde in its unique eccentricity, this large sunburst brooch makes a major statement in both design and craftsmanship. Forged entirely in golden brass, the artisanal work is composed of a multitude of spiky "rays" emanating from a ring of fused, dripped metal. The robust projections have been hammered flat with rounded tips, and boast an animated arrangement of lengths and configurations. But it is the centerpiece of the brooch that truly startles the eye and imagination. Recessed within a raw-edged, circular void, the brut surface of a molten, brass disk (surmounted to the back) has been hand-coated with an "icy," teal verdigris patina—a striking effect in stark contrast to the fiery theme of a sunburst. It all adds up to an audacious, art-to-wear adornment, riveting in its appeal.

HALLMARKS: Unsigned. DIMENSIONS: 2-3/8” x 2-1/2”. WEIGHT: 19.4 grams. CONDITION: Excellent to superior vintage condition, definitely collector quality. The piece is fitted with a secure, silver rollover-locking clasp and riveted hinge.


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ITEM ID
RL1914
STYLE
Mid-Century, Modernist, OOAK One-of-a-Kind
MATERIAL
Brass
COLOR
Gold, Turquoise
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
ITEM SIZE
2-3/8” x 2-1/2”

Dynamic Mid-century BRUTALIST 1970s Artisanal Hand-forged Brass with Singular Verdigris Focal Piece SUNBURST BROOCH

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