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January Day 2: Postwar & Contemporary Art

Wed, Jan 25, 2023 11:00AM EST
Lot 370

Karl Fritsch Sterling Silver & Ruby Ring

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Karl Fritsch (German, b. 1963). Sterling silver ring inset with rubies. Marked KF along the interior of the band.

Karl Fritsch began with traditional goldsmith's practical training in 1982, followed by studies at the renowned jewelry department at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. Working with a childlike playfulness and a rebellious irreverence, Fritsch simultaneously embraces and disregards all the historical traditions of his craft. Fritsch boldly pushes the boundaries so far past the point of ridiculousness that they reach the point of profundity, and this wit has made him a favorite with fine art and jewelry collectors alike. His works can be found in important private and public collections worldwide, including but not limited to the Stedelijk Museum (Netherlands), the Museum of Arts & Design (New York), and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). His highly covetable rings have seen him win numerous awards, including the Francoise van den Bosch Award (2006), and he became a cult figure in contemporary jewelry.

Ring Size: US 7.5. Weight: 12.9 g. The ring is in good condition with no major dents, cracks, or losses. Rubies are intact. Wear throughout. Light oxidation to the metal components as expected. No signs of restoration when inspected under UV light. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.

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