View full screen - View 1 of Lot 87. ENAMEL BROOCH (SPILLA CON SMALTI) , GIORGIO FACCHINI.




Property of a Lady



One of the one hundred and forty medals designed in occasion of the celebration of the seventeenth year of foundation of the festival of Spoleto, signed Giorgio Facchini, numbered, gross weight approximately 56 grams; accompanied by  its original case. 

(Una delle centoquaranta medaglie realizzate in occasione del diciassettesimo anno di fondazione del festival di Spoleto, firmata Giorgio Facchini, numerata, peso approssimativo 56 grammi; con custodia originale.)

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Stamped 750 for 18 carat gold. Italian maker's mark. Signed Giorgio Facchini on the reverse. Numbered 31/140. On the front engraved 'XVII FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS SPOLETO'74', 1958-1974. Case stamped 'Medaglia coniata in N° 140 esemplari in oro 18 Kt numerati e firmati da Giorgio Facchini per il XVII anno di fondazione del festival di Spoleto 1958 1974'.

Signs and scratches to the metal consistent with age and use; minor evidence of tarnish.

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Stimolato dall'influenza dei fratelli Pomodoro, trova il suo linguaggio stilistico nell'assemblare le forme astratte e geometriche utilizzando metallo, pietre dure colorate e smalti.

Inspired by the work of the Pomodoro brothers, he defines his style by combining abstract and geometrical elements using metal, coloured hardstones and enamel.