Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Human Trophy

Artist Statement: I was inspired to create this necklace by Victorian Gothic images and stories like "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

This handsome Sterling Silver boy will always maintain his beauty but still, he ended up as a hunting trophy. One could read all kinds of things into that...

This pendant was cast in sterling silver after I created a wax model of the head and trophy board. The Sterling Silver Belcher chain has two "Albert clasps", like on antique watch chains, which attach to the pendant. The chain can be taken off and clipped onto other pieces or worn by itself.

This piece is hollow but still has a good weight to it. The pendant and necklace have been oxidised and polished to give them an antique look.

This is one of my favourite pieces. It is a real statement and can be worn by men and women.

Pendant: 1 5/8" x 1 2/8" (4.2 x 3.2 cm),
Thickness: 5/8" (1.5 cm)

Chain: 16" (41cm)

Like all my pieces, it comes fully hallmarked with my personal maker's mark and all the relevant stamps from the London Assay Office (please see pictures) and in a gift box.

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