Early and Large Guy Vidal cufflinks with an abstract face design. These cufflinks are highly sculpted and wonderfully abstract. This is one of Guy Vidal's earliest works of wearable art and is possibly one of a kind. Absolutely Striking, great piece by a wonderful Canadian designer.
Vidal was a true master at sculptural pieces of wearable art, his work contains depth, texture and stunning stylized design. Often regarded as the best of the Canadian Modernists of the 1960-70's due to his unique and highly stylized designs. His earliest designs were signed by marker.
This piece has been verified by Guy Vidal himself. Here is a portion of the email we shared. :
Guy Vidal "I took a look at your jewelry and I can see the signature made with a marker. These pieces are done at the very beginning of my career, in the early 60's, and at the time, I did not have yet a hallmark stamp to identify my work. That is why I did signed my work with an ink marker for a while. So the jewelry are very rare pieces because it is one of a kind as at the time I was doing the pieces directly on a hot ceramic bed while the metal was still hot and workable with a wooden tool. The first series I made were all one of a kind because I did not know how to reproduce them in molds yet. I had found this particular method of working the metal with wooden sticks and yet I was making myself, I was learning the trade of pewtersmith."
Cufflink face measures approx. 5/8" tall x 5/8" wide Hallmarked in marker (his earliest signature) "G. Vidal" Good vintage condition with original dark patina. *this listing is for the 1 pair of cufflinks only.