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Brooch

Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Page - Martin (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, partially oxidised silver and gold

  • Museum number:

    M.211-1976

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 37, shelf B, box 1

With the exception of the portrait miniature, the use of the human form in jewellery is seldom purely representational. In the 1970s aspects such as humour and symbolism were also present. This finely detailed silver brooch by Martin Page demonstrates wit and mild eroticism.

Page’s sculptural figures are very natural, and his attention to detail shows in his use of varying silver surfaces, textures and oxidisation. He is fascinated by female legs, which frequently feature in his jewellery in an imaginative way, and with differing interpretations.

Martin Page was trained at the Central School of Art and Design and at the Royal College of Art, both in London. In 1977 he opened his own workshop.

Physical description

In the form of a pair of legs crossed at the knee, with high heels and dark ribbed stockings held by gold suspenders. A vertical pin at the back.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1976 (made)

Artist/maker

Page - Martin (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, partially oxidised silver and gold

Marks and inscriptions

'MP' and London hallmarks for 1976

Dimensions

Height: 5.3 cm, Width: 2.2 cm

Object history note

Acquired from the 'Loot' exhibition, Goldsmiths' Hall, 1976.

Descriptive line

Brooch in the form of a pair of legs, by Martin Page, England, 1976

Materials

Silver; 'oxidised' silver; Gold

Subjects depicted

Legs

Categories

Jewellery

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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