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Bracelet - 'London' bracelet

'London' bracelet

  • Object:

    Bracelet

  • Place of origin:

    Philadelphia (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wind, John (designer)
    Maximal Art (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pewter electroplated with 14 carat gold, epoxy resin, paper, brass stampings and imitation gemstones

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    M.18-2005

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

John Wind founded Maximal Art, a Philadelphia-based company which makes high quality costume jewellery and home accessories, in 1985. A strong strand of nostalgia runs through his designs, which he terms 'Modern Victoriana'. He describes them as instant heirlooms ...whimsical, romantic and sentimental' (brochure for the Maximal Art Home Collection, 2000). It has been a very successful look, and in 1998 Maximal Art employed 13 people.

Physical description

Bracelet of five gold-plated pewter panels, each set with a collage covered by a clear resin. The panels depict (from left to right) a flower; a feather and '1897'; six stars, a heart and 'AMOUR'; a bow and 'LONDON'; and two flowers with a bird flying above.

Place of Origin

Philadelphia (made)

Date

1997 (made)

Artist/maker

Wind, John (designer)
Maximal Art (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Pewter electroplated with 14 carat gold, epoxy resin, paper, brass stampings and imitation gemstones

Marks and inscriptions

'MAXIMAL ART ©'

'John Wind / 116/200 / 1998'

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm, Length: 20.4 cm

Descriptive line

Bracelet of five rectangular panels of gold-plated pewter set with collages under resin. Designed by John Wind for Maximal Art, USA, in 1997.

Production Note

According to John Wind the original paintings of the roses and the 'Amour' heart were done by the London artist Marianna Kennedy, who he had met at the Slade. The LONDON and 1897 stamps were done by him on antique ledger paper. The piece was designed in 1997, so he simply backdated it by a century.

Subjects depicted

Heart; Bow; Feather; Flowers

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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