Matisse's iconic Palette brooch in rich enamels is one of it's signature pieces, much researched and referenced. Created early in the Matisse line, pre 1955, it is offered at Cody's in the desirable large size with a green background and splotches of gold, red, and blue, as well as smaller dabs of white, rust and mint. Brushes are in bright copper.
The brooch measures about 4 1/2 inches x 1 3/4 inches (board width). Weight of the brooch is approximately 30 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All enamel intact with great colors and sheen to be fully appreciated in person. No chips, cracks, rubs, scratches, oxidation or stains. Brushes display proper patina. No dents or improper bends. Pin back straight, strong and secure. A few tiny mars to reverse copper finish as seen in photo. No damage / no repairs.
Reverse of brooch is signed on soldered bar pin assembly: "Matisse" in script. No copyright symbol.
Color your world "Matisse". Past Palette perfect. From the collection at Cody's.
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