Barbara Anton ruby and yellow gold horse head slide-brooch circa 1970. *
ABOUT THIS ITEM: #P5024. Scroll down for specifications. Barbara Anton’s interpretation of a horse at full gallop is palpably visible in this intense horse’s head slide -brooch. The gold burns powerfully bright. There is the flared nostril, and there is the powerfully forward-focused eye, both set with red rubies. The mane is sweeping back in swift disordered movement, pure speed. The absence of a bridle or any other handling equipment implies that this horse is free and wild, a mustang. We don’t have to see its entire body to know that it is moving fast. This is genial. On the back side, the brooch is fitted with a pair of loops, and the pin stem is curved inwardly, to facilitate wearing it as a pendant.
GEMSTONES: two faceted rubies total approximately 1 carat.
METAL: 18-karat yellow gold.
WEIGHT: 45.1 grams.
HALLMARKS: signed Barbara Anton.
MEASUREMENTS: approximately 2-5/8” (8.70 cm) by 1-7/8” (4.80 cm) overall.
CONDITION: high magnification photographs show considerable design details, and that the item is in good condition, all consistent with age and wear.
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