Fantail by David Watkins

David Watkins is one of the most important and innovative jewellers working in Britain today.

Details

Medium:
Anodised aluminium
Dimensions:
Diameter: 31 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,399 ( Total: £2,800)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
Adrian Sassoon

This particular neckpiece has many stylistic antecedents. Its style resembles a torc, enabling comparisons with the museum's archeological collections. In this work Watkins challenges our preconceptions about jewellery but in fact it relates to the most ancient type of body decoration far more closely than many pieces made in intervening centuries. It also bears similarities to African neckrings.

Provenance

The artist; Adrian Sassoon Gallery, London.

Venue details

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery Castle Hill, NORWICH Norfolk NR1 3JU 01603 493625 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.95)

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