Offered by: Ken Bolan Studio
The Studio, Donhead St Mary, Berrywood Lane Wiltshire SP7 9DH , England Call Seller 4407802670442


An Italian Gilt Silver and Glass Pelican by Gabriella Crespi, signed circa 1970s

$ 2,001
  • Description
    An Italian gilt silver bronze pelican by Gabriella Crespi with a hand-blown glass egg body and signed to the underside. circa 1970-1974.

    Gabriella Crespi (1922-2017) was an Italian artist who transformed objects by changing their function so they were not only functional but also works of sculpture. She worked with furniture, sculpture and jewellery.
    She began designing in the 1950s with her first objects being steel moon sculptures and titled the 'Small Lune Collection.' Maison Dior commissioned Crespi in the 1960s for the gifts department, home decor and dining. During the 70s and 80s, Crespi started her 'Plurimi' series of furniture which she is most famous for. It was also during this time that she created the 'Animali collections', sculptures of animals using the lost wax process and mixing fantasy and the natural world. She achieved this by giving the animal in question an ethereal quality by placing a hand blown egg or precious gem within its bronze body.

    Height: 11.0cm
    Width: 14.0cm
    Depth: 13.0cm
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: signed to the underside
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Gilt Silver, Hand-Blown Glass
    Creation Date: circa 1970s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: SKU: KBS187
    Incollect Reference #: 642295
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.51 in; H. 4.33 in; D. 5.12 in;
    W. 14 cm; H. 11 cm; D. 13 cm;
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