Marco Rigovacca

Javelin Ear Cuff

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6,000 - 8,000 USD

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Marco Rigovacca

Javelin Ear Cuff

1986, signed Rigovacca

18k gold ear cuff in the shape of a cone with a cut in the middle to accommodate the ear

4⅞ in.; 12.4 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Monica McLaughlin, Estate Jewelry: A Cuff, a Spear, and a Window Locket, Medium, February 7, 2012

Padua, Italy, Palazzo della Ragione, Gioielli d’Autore – Padova e la Scuola dell’oro, 2008

Rovereto, Transarte, Marco Rigovacca – Sculture a’ porter, 2009

Melbourne, Australia, RMIT Gallery, Gioielli d’Autore – Padova e la Scuola dell’oro, 2011

A notable member of the Padua School, Marco Rigovacca belongs to a group of Italian goldsmiths and jewelers who in the mid-20th century championed the use of gold when it was unfashionable. They considered it essential to the creation of fine jewelry as sculpture. The Padua School's unconventional approach has earned these goldsmiths and jewelers significant international attention over the last few decades. The18k gold Javelin Ear Cuff shown here is an example of Rigovacca's mastery as a goldsmith and his inventive style, which reflects the aesthetic of the Padua School.