16 Disc

16 Disc

Jan
27

Gigi Mariani 16 Disc necklace, 2022 18kt yellow gold, silver and niello necklace Unique and signed

Geodi

Jan
25

Giorgio Vigna Geodi, 2022 14 elements in oxidised silver and 3 elements in yellow gold necklace L 53cm Unique and signed

Botellum

Nov
21

Faust Cardinali Botellum, 2009-2022 Pure silver 999, 925 silver, ruthenium, magnetic necklace 18 x 16.5 x 3 cm Edition 14 of 30 Numbered and signed In 2009, Faust designed Botellum necklace, inspired by the renowned Mazzocchio hats. Mazzocchio are said to derive from supports for headgear worn in Renaissance Italy during the 15th century. They also have been featured as a demonstration of the technical prowess of the artist to show off their ability to render perspective convincingly. Painted by Paolo Uccello, drawn by Leonardo da Vinci and incorporated into intarsia and prints through the 16th century. The early Italian Renaissance polymath Piero della Francesca discussed and illustrated the construction of the mazzocchio in his treatise on perspective De Prospectiva Pingendi. From the study of the “mazzocchio” and its complexity, Cardinali’s idea was born of conceiving a “non-geometric” necklace that reinterprets the mathematical scheme to transform it into an organic shape, a sort of snake, drawn on the internal curves of the human body, which represented in summary and in an ornamental way this historical period of psychological contraction and at the same time of poetic liberation. He focuses on the themes of liquidity, of the fluidity of matter, of the […]

Collana (Necklace)

Oct
21

Giampaolo Babetto Collana , 2020 18kt yellow gold necklace Unique and signed Giampaolo Babetto’s work reflects contemporary art movements such as concrete art, minimal art, kinetic or pop art in a unique, purist and plastic manner. His pieces are immediately recognisable by its simple design. He is inspired by the architecture of his homeland, by Palladio’s villas, and by the geometries in which he finds poetry. His jewellery is innovative in concept. Made up of different abstract elements, broken down into modular units, or rendered moveable through the use of ingenious links, Babetto’s works are like small architectural pieces or small sculptures. Babetto prefers working in gold due to its stable malleability and its warm sheen which he combines with unconventional materials such as plastic or glass, ebony, dusting the internal surface with a velvet-like pigment in luminous primary colours of reds or blues or using enamel and age-old niello-based techniques. These materials are used as highlights and contrasts in works of increasingly pure and essential geometrical forms that have come to characterise the Padua School.  

Collana (Necklace)

Oct
21

Giampaolo Babetto Collana , 2010 (1994) 18kt yellow gold and pigment necklace Unique and signed Giampaolo Babetto’s work reflects contemporary art movements such as concrete art, minimal art, kinetic or pop art in a unique, purist and plastic manner. His pieces are immediately recognisable by its simple design. He is inspired by the architecture of his homeland, by Palladio’s villas, and by the geometries in which he finds poetry. His jewellery is innovative in concept. Made up of different abstract elements, broken down into modular units, or rendered moveable through the use of ingenious links, Babetto’s works are like small architectural pieces or small sculptures. Babetto prefers working in gold due to its stable malleability and its warm sheen which he combines with unconventional materials such as plastic or glass, ebony, dusting the internal surface with a velvet-like pigment in luminous primary colours of reds or blues or using enamel and age-old niello-based techniques. These materials are used as highlights and contrasts in works of increasingly pure and essential geometrical forms that have come to characterise the Padua School.  

Water Pendant, Form I, small

Sep
27

Anish Kapoor Water Pendant, Form I, small. 2011 22k yellow gold polished exterior with blue cold enamel interior, pendant 4 x 4 x 1,3 cm Edition 9 of 10 Numbered and signed Edition Louisa Guinness Gallery “I have made jewellery for many years. it is a way of making small objects that are like sculpture on the body.” – Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor was one of the first artists approached by the Louisa Guinness to make jewels. He was excited to explore a new medium. His first work, Large Water Ring, was executed in two versions – white and yellow gold – for the gallery’s debut exhibition, ‘Past and Present: Jewellery by Contemporary Artists’, in 2003. The following year, Round and Tear rings were followed by Square, Rectangle and Crescent rings. The scale was the most challenging aspect for Kapoor when it came to considering jewellery. He was sure of the effect he wanted to achieve but unsure of how to achieve it. An expert at thinking in three dimensions, and about the possibilities of polished metals Kapoor nonetheless went through a painstaking process involving several prototypes to produce the ‘right’ effect in small scale. He was particularly concerned about […]

Water Pendant, Form I, Small

Sep
27

Anish Kapoor Water Pendant, Form I, Small, 2014 22k yellow gold polished pendant, choker sold separately 4 x 4 x 1.2 cm Edition 4 of 10 Numbered and signed Edition Louisa Guinness Gallery “I have made jewellery for many years. it is a way of making small objects that are like sculpture on the body.” – Anish Kapoor Anish Kapoor was one of the first artists approached by the Louisa Guinness to make jewels. He was excited to explore a new medium. His first work, Large Water Ring, was executed in two versions – white and yellow gold – for the gallery’s debut exhibition, ‘Past and Present: Jewellery by Contemporary Artists’, in 2003. The following year, Round and Tear rings were followed by Square, Rectangle and Crescent rings. The scale was the most challenging aspect for Kapoor when it came to considering jewellery. He was sure of the effect he wanted to achieve but unsure of how to achieve it. An expert at thinking in three dimensions, and about the possibilities of polished metals Kapoor nonetheless went through a painstaking process involving several prototypes to produce the ‘right’ effect in small scale. He was particularly concerned about the concave internal […]

Naja, Perfectly Coiled

Sep
26

Ron Arad Naja, Perfectly Coiled, 2015 Vermeil & quartz lens with waxed cotton cord, pendant 7.2 x 6.3 x 0.6 cm Edition 9 of 25 Signed and numbered Edition Louisa Guinness Gallery Arad is celebrated for his innovative reconceptualisation of everyday objects and structures in his iconically fluid and curvaceous style. This is exemplified in his series of magnifying glass pendants Naja that take their name and inspiration from the naja cobra. Arad’s Standing Naja, created in 2015 was the first realisation of his Naja series with Louisa Guinness Gallery. Each magnifying pendant was made of concentric circles, coiled by hand around a piece of quartz or amethyst. With a standing height of 16 cm and an ability to retract into a flat coiled state, it imitates the natural movement of the naja cobra which raises the front of its body off the ground, appearing larger to potential predators.  

Mirror

Sep
26

Giorgio Vigna Mirror, 2020 7 elements of carved Murano glass with gold mirrored-and silver granulation Unique and Signed

Geodi

Sep
20

Giorgio Vigna Geodi, 2022 14 elements in oxidised silver and 3 elements in yellow gold necklace L 53cm Unique and signed