'Chains and Flowers' necklace (fine)
Blackened sterling silver, each link is 1cm, total length 52cm. Original edition 2003, these pieces are from 2017-19.
This strong, muscular chain is the result of truly bravura use of the lost-wax technique, as Bauhuis forms each link in wax and builds a "tree", with each wax link already connected, interlinked with its neighbour, before the whole object is cast as one complete piece in metal. The chain is then carefully cut away from the tree, falling into shape as a necklace.
Peter Bauhuis is a German goldsmith whose work is held in public collections worldwide.