May 19, 2013

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 50A: Alexander Calder

Lot 50A: Alexander Calder

Brooch for Connie Breuer

c. 1955
Hand-hammered silver and steel wire

 

3.5" diameter

 

 

This brooch with the initials "CB" was made for Connie Breuer, the wife of architect Marcel Breuer. It has remained in the family since it was created.

 

Provenance: Mrs. Marcel Breuer, New Canaan, Connecticut;
Thence by descent

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Price Realized: $40,625
Inventory Id: 5908

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