This silver brooch with a 14K yellow gold pin designed and crafted by the well-known Dutch contemporary jewellery artist, Chris Steenbergen, serves as a collectible piece of future antique jewellery. A puzzle of a square plaque and its missing triangleseems to become a whole again. Being an example of minimalistic romance, 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).
A very similar brooch to this one is pictured on page 47 in the catalog of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands, named 'Chris Steenbergen, goldsmith' published in 1985.
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. 1967 - (events and facts in 1967)
Material: Silver on the needle is in 14K yellow gold. - (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 many books 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.
Hallmarks: No hallmarks what so ever, not of the metals and not of Chris Steenbergen on this brooch. This brooch belonged to his legacy and was bought together with many other pieces that carry his hallmark. - (more info on hallmarks)
Dimensions: 4,15 cm (1,63 inch) x 3,77 cm (1,48 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.