May 19, 2013

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 51: Harry Bertoia

Lot 51: Harry Bertoia

Brooch (untitled)

Executed 1943-50
Hand-hammered silver
Studio
2.825" x 3.325"
LAMA would like to thank Celia Bertoia for her assistance in cataloging this work
Provenance: Private Collection, Santa Cruz, California
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $21,250
Inventory Id: 5486

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After leaving Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1943, Bertoia moved to Los Angeles to work for Charles & Ray Eames and Evans Products in the experimentation with plywood. This brooch is characteristic of jewelry made during Bertoia’s brief residence in California.

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