Owl brooch in gold, enamel and rubies

Owl brooch in gold, enamel and rubies

Weingrill Carlo

A handmade owl shaped brooch in 18K white and yellow gold with hinged pin and single roller clasp. The black and white feathers are enamel while the eyes are set with rubies. Signed Weingrill, Italy (Turin), circa 1970

Weight: 27 grams
Size 5.5 x 4.5 cm

With its white enameled wings spread and its ruby eyes staring, this eye-catching brooch is a great conversation piece. Not only because it is a white owl, the most mysteriously beautiful of noctural preying birds. Who knows if the maker also had Hegel in mind, the German philsopher who famously noted that “the owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk” (we come to understand a historical condition just as it passes away). Made in Italy around 1970 from white and yellow gold, the brooch was stamped in the artistic town of Turin. This extraordinary piece is destined to bring its owner joy - and perhaps... the wisdom to understand what the world is going through today.

Type:    Brooches
Country:    Italy
Period:    1940 - 1980
Ref number:    6644
Status:    Sold

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