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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery

Hotlips

Ring
2007 (made), 2000 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sensuality and surrealism combine in this enamelled silver ring. The lips continue the theme initiated by Azagury-Partridge's earlier 'eye' rings. She has written 'if the eyes are the windows to the soul, by contrast the lips express the earthy, sensual side of life'. The choice of vivid red enamel, she comments, gives 'a slick, pop, erotic, more modern look' than an alternative pavé-set version of the ring.

In 2009, Azagury-Partridge launched a special edition of 'Hotlips' as a fundraiser for the Global Fund, which is working to eliminate AIDS in Africa.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silver and enamel
Brief Description
'Hotlips' ring, silver and red enamel. Designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge in 2000 and made in 2007. London, England.
Physical Description
Silver ring coated with red enamel in the form of parted lips.
Dimensions
  • Width: 2.7cm
  • Height: 1.6cm
  • Depth: 2.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • S A-P
  • London hallmarks for 2007
Credit line
Given by Solange Azagury-Partridge
Subjects depicted
Summary
Sensuality and surrealism combine in this enamelled silver ring. The lips continue the theme initiated by Azagury-Partridge's earlier 'eye' rings. She has written 'if the eyes are the windows to the soul, by contrast the lips express the earthy, sensual side of life'. The choice of vivid red enamel, she comments, gives 'a slick, pop, erotic, more modern look' than an alternative pavé-set version of the ring.



In 2009, Azagury-Partridge launched a special edition of 'Hotlips' as a fundraiser for the Global Fund, which is working to eliminate AIDS in Africa.
Bibliographic Reference
Church, Rachel, Rings, London, V&A Publishing/ Thames and Hudson, 2017, p.146-147, figs. 190-1
Collection
Accession Number
M.22-2008

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record createdApril 15, 2008
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