Daily Gem: Alexander Calder’s Antique Beauty
A rare treasure indeed, this precious necklace by Alexander Calder, circa 1938, was recently acquired by our friends at Stephen Russell. “It almost has a tribal feel to it,” says owner Russell Zelenetz. “Yet it looks modern and antique at the same time. It’s wearable art.” The piece was originally purchased in 1938 by Kenneth Clark (fun fact: he was the director of London’s National Gallery from 1934 to 1945) for his wife, Lady Kenneth Clark. Mr. Clark bought the necklace from the Freddy Mayor Gallery in London. Lucky for us, it’s resurfaced just in time to be worn with a chic summer jumpsuit.
Alexander Calder’s hammered brass necklace, circa 1938, price upon request, at Stephen Russell, 212.570.6900; stephenrussell.com.
The W Editors’ Blog is going on a “Treasure Hunt” for May. We’re searching out the latest and greatest baubles, watches, jewelry designers and boutiques and will present one a day to you throughout the month.