Steampunk is a phenomenon that has developed into a cultural movement, a style and a subculture. In the craft sector, used materials are combined with modern and futuristic technical functions, creating a distinct retro look to the technology. Steampunk art emphasises "visibility" and is thus considered abstract expressionism. While modern objects have a cool, smooth surface that reveals nothing of the processes inside, steampunk highlights pistons, bolts and gears.
One of the most famous exponents of steampunk is Charles Morgan (1951). A jeweller by trade, he quickly gained a reputation for creating extraordinary jewellery. Rings with secret compartments, pendants that can be opened in twelve different ways, electronically controlled luminous jewellery, gold- and silver-plated lighters and movable sculptures in all sizes were created. Charles Morgan reveals the beauty of mechanical movements. His "machines" - mobile, humorous and metallic sculptures never cease to amaze. All the objects he creates are unique and therefore one-of-a-kind, which cannot be found a second time.
Today, his works are traded by collectors in the big auction houses and find their place in various museums...
Expressionist lighter case made of brass, coins and other metals, signed and dated Ch. Morgan (19)80. Excellent condition, absolute collector's item.
Dimensions & Details
- Brass & other metals
- 9,5 x 3,5 x 2,2 cm
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