Unique sapphire and diamond bangle, 1960s
Unique 18ct hinged gold bangle, the structure formed from eight gold wires, the top with a lost wax mass of gold imitating concrete, the material in which the Italian sculptor mainly worked, and six further gold wires set at right angles to form a grid filled with nine cabochon sapphires and a dozen randomly scattered brilliant cut diamonds. Designed by Uncini and produced in the gold workshop of Mario Masenza, Rome
Inscribed Uncini, MASENZA, ROMA
Top 5.0 x 5.5 cm; internal diameter 5.5 cm
Didier Ltd, run by Didier and Martine Haspeslagh, is a London-based gallery that is unique in specialising in jewels created by modern and contemporary painters, sculptors, architects and designers, acquired from the secondary art market. The gallery conducts extensive research on the subject of artist jewelry and together, Didier and Martine are considered among the world's leading experts in this niche field, and share this knowledge by producing annual catalogues and giving lectures. In addition to exhibiting in art, design and antique fairs in the United States and Europe, the gallery also has a very active lending programme to international exhibitions of artist jewellery or artist retrospectives.