'Soupirail' Brooch

French artist Claude Chavent is a master of creating 'trompe l'oeil' dimensionality, as is wonderfully displayed in his 'Soupiral' brooch in 18K yellow gold. Through the use of negative space and subtly-executed, contrasting finishes, Chavent has cleverly created the illusion of a third dimension where there are only two. Is it a window through which we see a vine? Is it a gestural curve anchored in a niche? Is it just a pin? The artist isn't saying. The brooch/pin measures 3-1/2" x 1-1/4", double steel pins at back.



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$2,000

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