From an Important European Collection

Alexander Calder


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Lot Details


From an Important European Collection

Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976


brass wire

3 by 6½ in.

7.6 by 16.5 cm.

Executed circa 1937.


This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under the number A16409.

Mayor Gallery, London (acquired directly from the artist)

Lady Kenneth Clark, Kent, England (acquired from the above in 1938)

Private Collection, France (by decent from the above)

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1997)

Christie’s, New York, October 21, 2009, lot 1116 (consigned by the above)

Acquired by the present owner from the above sale


Penny Proddow and Marion Fasel, Be Jeweled: Great Designers, Celebrity Style, New York, 2001, pp. 82-83, illustrated in color

Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs; Mexico City, El Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo; New York, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, Calder Intime, February 1989 - August 1990, p. 302, illustrated in color

New York, American Folk Art Museum; London, Summerset House; Paris, Musée Carnavalet; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Masterpieces of American Jewelry, August 2004 - January 2008, p. 84, illustrated in color