DescriptionAN ALEXANDER CALDER SILVER AND STEEL WIRE PIN
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), New York, New York, circa 1950
4-3/4 inches high x 3-3/8 inches wide (12.1 x 8.4 cm)
The work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation under A25803.
Gifted to Jean Hatton Duffy by Alexander Calder in 1950
The double spiral in the form of the initials Jh, with hand hammered surface, pin secured with wound steel wire, slight bending of the surface of the spiral to left accommodating pin.
Calder did not create jewelry for the mass market, but as personal gifts, occasionally incorporating the recipient's name or initials. The Jh pin was created for Jean Hatton (Duffy), the editor of Progressive Architecture, who had met Calder in the late 1940's when she was working as an assistant to his New York dealer, Curt Valentin.
In fine condition with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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