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Pol Bury

'Tiges sur un carré' Ring

Lot Closed

October 6, 04:11 PM GMT


7,000 - 9,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of a Private Collector

Pol Bury

1922 - 2005

'Tiges sur un carré' Ring

1974, signed Pol Bury, hallmarked and numbered

designed by Bury and made by Gennari for Galerie Maeght, Paris, edition 10/30

18k gold ring with a square table with moving rods mounted on a band, sold together with (Book) Edited by Gilles Marquenie, Pol Bury Time in Motion, Mercatorfonds - Bozar Books, 2017 (Book)

Approximately: 1 by 1 by ¼ in.; 2.5 by 2.5 by 0.6 cm

Size: 4.25 (US); I (UK)

Louisa Guinness Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Diane Venet, From Picasso to Jeff Koons: The Artist as Jeweler, Skira, Milan, 2011, p. 232 for bracelet version

Louisa Guinness, Art As Jewellery: From Calder to Kapoor, ACC Art Books, Suffolk, 2018, p. 133

With his signature rods, Pol Bury creates a delightful and sensually simple piece of moving sculpture. The curious articulations, sounds, and appearance of the work are only heightened by its function as jewelry and its ability to be worn. His Tiges sur un carré design, part of the first collection that Cartier showcased in 1971, is another tally mark in Bury’s catalogue raisonné and a testament to his creative kinetic sculpture.