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Bangle - Shooting in (Einschuss)

Shooting in (Einschuss)

  • Object:

    Bangle

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (made)

  • Date:

    1981 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schobinger, Bernhard (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    steel and glass

  • Museum number:

    M.37-2010

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 39, shelf D, box 1

The Swiss jeweller Bernhard Schobinger (born 1946) uses jewellery to explore a wide range of human experiences and emotions, often with powerful undercurrents of violence and destruction. His compositions, many of which incorporate found objects, are startling for their ability to combine the lyrical with the profoundly chilling. In this case the metal framework is a by-product from the pressing out of regular bar-shaped units. The elegant lines and classic bangle form are superbly undermined by the discoloured and twisted metal and the vicious shard of broken glass at its centre.

Physical description

A broad cuff made from a strip of delicate steel rods. The edges overlap at the front and the parallel lines distort as the upper edge curves back on itself, speared by a long pointed shard of glass.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (made)

Date

1981 (made)

Artist/maker

Schobinger, Bernhard (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

steel and glass

Marks and inscriptions

Engraved initials on edge of glass shard

Dimensions

Height: 73 mm, Depth: 78 mm, Width: 66 mm

Descriptive line

Bangle of steel and glass, Switzerland, 1980, designed and made by Bernhard Schobinger

Materials

Steel; Glass

Categories

Metalwork; Jewellery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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