Winner of many prestigious awards, Walter Schluep has had a substantial influence on art and culture in Montreal as an avant-garde artist and sculptor. He is recognized worldwide for his impact on the Modernist and Modern Art movement.
Walter Schluep worked along side some notable jewelers and artists such as Gabriel Lucas, George Delrue, Hans Gehrig while exhibiting extensively.
Known for his wearable works of art, this unique handmade sterling silver brooch is an perfect example of the Walter Schluep esthetic - whimsical yet brutalist featuring labor intensive details that required careful craftsmanship. This brooch is adorned with two deep set Japanese cultured pearl accents. The small wheel featured in the middle of the brooch is a wheel from a watch mechanism, another example of his unique approach to jewelry. Brooch was made in 1973. Original box included.
"His pieces are both objects to be looked at as sculpture and jewelry to be worn," -a review from the Montreal Gazette Newspaper.
Metal: Sterling silver
Pearls: Two (2) pearls cultured
Dimensions: 2" (W) x 2" (L) x 3/8" (D)
Markings: 'Sterlin.', 'Schluep'