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PAIR OF GOLD, SILVER AND ENAMEL EARCLIPS, JAR, PARIS
Designed as a pair of almond blossoms, composed of sculpted silver petals applied with pink enamel, centering gold pistils, signed JAR Paris, numbered 96, with French assay and workshop marks. With signed pouch.
These earclips by JAR are a special rendition of almond flowers. They were fashioned after the artist created his first piece of Judaica, a menorah he made for the Jewish Museum of Rome in a joint exhibition with the Vatican. The only piece of commissioned original art for the exhibition, Mr. Rosenthal created the menorah in the form of almond branches and pink enameled almond flowers in the same manner as the earclips offered here. The artist grew up in a Jewish household with fond childhood memories of his grandmother's almond cookies, which were the original inspiration for the piece. A later conversation with a rabbi revealed that the almond tree was actually a significant symbol in Judaica, representing the tree of life, and possibly the original form by which the menorah was inspired. The serendipitous connection makes these earclips both a unique and personal example of JAR’s design repertoire.
In good condition, the mountings with only very light wear. With French assay mark for silver and 18 karat gold. The enamel is medium pink, with a few light scuffs to the reverse, noticeable only upon close inspection and not visible when worn, otherwise in very good condition. Dimensions approximately 1⅞ x ¾ inch and 1⅞ x 1⅞ inches.
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