Sophia Vari

'Les Pléiades III' Cufflinks

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October 6, 04:33 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Details


Sophia Vari

b. 1940

'Les Pléiades III' Cufflinks

2011, signed VARI, stamped 1EA (artist’s proof), with French assay marks, edition of six plus two artist’s proofs

18k gold and ebony sculptural cufflinks, sold together with photo of artist Sophia Vari with Bob Lone and Harold Stream

Approximately: ⅝ by 1⅛ in.; 1.6 by 2.9 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist

Louisa Guiness Gallery, London

Private collection (acquired from the above in 2013)

Acquired from the above by the present owner by bequest

Philippe Garcia and Laurence Mouillefarine, Bijoux sculptés: Sophia Vari, La Martinière, Paris, 2010, p. 133 for similar example

Paris, Artcurial, Bijoux Sculptés, 2010 (solo exhibition)

Vari’s ‘Les Pléiades III’ cufflinks are inspired by the Pléiades of Greek mythology, the seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the Oceanid Pleione: Maia, Electra, Taygete, Celaeno, Alcyone, Sterope, and Merope. They all had children by gods except for Merope, who married Sisyphus. The Pleiades eventually formed a constellation.