Elegance Cat Brooch - from the collections of The Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to the largest collection of American art in the world. This delightful cat jewelry is based upon Elegance, a stone sculpture created by Heinz Warneke in 1927. Born in Germany in 1895, Warneke immigrated to the United States in 1923, first working as a commercial sculptor and portraitist, and then exclusively producing his own work, specializing in simplified representations of animals.
22K Gold Plate, Approx 2.25" x 1.25 W on 18" gold chain.