Shell (Spider Conch)

Rebecca Horn
Shell (Spider Conch), 2014
Silver and 18kt gold necklace
Silver chain length 19 cm; gold chain 14 cm ; height of the shell 9.5 cm x width 5.8cm ; 108 grams. Casted in lost wax.
Edition of 12
Signed and numbered

The jewellery project came to life through collaboration between the artist and Luisa del Valle, a noted goldsmith living in Spain.  After months of research, del Valle sourced rare stones, shells and ammonites to develop the concept of movement and energy central to Horn’s work.

Each piece is unique, hand-made and exquisitely crafted by del Valle through the ancient Etruscan technique.  As a result of their collaboration, this jewelry is  a mélange of antiquity and contemporaneity, timeless sculptural pieces in the form of rings, earrings and necklaces which are deeply sensual.

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