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This Brooch/Barrette by Alexander Calder was acquired by John and Ruth Boland at the Paris Exhibition in Washington, DC  in 1944. In addition to the mobiles that made him famous, Calder also created 1800 pieces of jewellery. He started making jewellery at age 10 for his sister’s dolls, using wire he found in the streets. By the late 1930s and ’40s, he was creating jewellery sculptures, among them were combs and tiaras | Sotheby’s sold for $192,000 in 2006

Humm not sure how this works in the hair? It looks like a tiny Calder mobile!

Calder Necklace, c. 1938. Brass wire, glass, and mirror Loop: 35 1/2 inches; flower: 8 x 8 inches   Inscription: “CS”  Private Collection, New York

wenvrsleep: “ Alexander Calder Flower Necklace, 1938 If I owned this, I may never need another piece of jewelry again.

Patrick van Ommeslaeghe

margadirube: “ blueberrymodern:alexander calder silver necklace, 1940 - metropolitan museum of art ”

Brooch, Calder, brass wire and plexiglas, ca 1939, Photo Calder Foundation

Brooch, Calder, brass wire and plexiglas, ca Photo Calder Foundation