Ringchen Bettina Dittelman

Contributed by Michael B Phillips

Ringchen Bettina Dittelman

The objects I have chosen is a pair of rings by the German maker Bettina Dittleman one of which was a present to my wife. In that sense they will become part of a future family history but as part of a body of work by one a contemporary maker
they have a wider cultural significance.

Although contemporary these objects are resonant of work from the past. Viewed without explaination or a sense of scale (they are a few centimetres high) they are like brightly coloured crowns from some forgotten civilization with thin spikes holding precious jewels in delicate garnets.

They already have a short history as exhibited (the Saatchi Gallery, London) and family objects.

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Location

Die6tersburg, Germany

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6cm
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2cm
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