By the renowned designer Rima Padova, this gold brooch represents the finest in design of her era, and showcases her exquisite eye for Brutalist and organic forms. Large and dramatic, it measures 2 3/4" wide and is 1 5/8" high. The surface is hammered and textured, with a rich color and fluid design. Signed with her first name, which is how she signs all of her sculpture and jewelry. It tests 9k gold, and the surface is a very deeply colored gold, which may be a higher karat coating of the piece.
Padova was known for both her sculpture and decorative arts, as well as her avant garde jewelry designs. Her sculpture is modernist and minimalist, with an influence of both cubism, and the sleek forms of early 20th century art, such as the works by Modigliani and Brancusi. She was a contributor to jewelry design for both Tiffany and Cartier, and works were commissioned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, important figures such as JFK, RFK, and MLK, and she taught jewelry design and creation at various art schools. Rima jewelryis highly sought after, and was never mass produced. Please note, some of the gold color is a bit washed out in some of the photos, and the the direction of light gives the brooch different appearances, making it more interesting. Additional photos always available upon request.