Paul Vincze

Attractive and well-designed Zodiac pendants are very hard to find, but we believe that this stunning collection by the internationally acclaimed artist, sculptor and medallist Paul Vincze are just what we have been looking for.  Vincze was born in Hungary in 1907 and studied in Budapest and Rome.  As anti-Jewish feeling was whipped up during the late 1930’s, he was forced to flee his native country and settled in London in 1938 where he established a studio in Chelsea.   He became a British citizen in 1948.  He exhibited throughout Europe and examples of his work are to be found in many of the world’s leading museums and collections. During his long and fascinating career  many of the world’s most famous individuals including Sir Winston Churchill,  the Agha Khan and Yehudi Menuhin sat for him.  He designed sets of coins for several countries and created many prestigious medals to celebrate such historic events as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the Centenary of Charles Dickens and Beethoven’s Bicentenary Some of his most beautiful work is to be found amongst the set of medals produced for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.  His style is bold, sparing and sculptural, giving a three-dimensional effect to his images. After retiring to the South of France in 1991,  he chose to ask the English company Alabaster & Wilson to continue the production of a selection of his medallions, including the Signs of the Zodiac.  Following his death in 1994, his widow gave permission for them to carry on using the original dies, all of which bear Paul Vincze’s signature. These beautifully executed medallions  are available in silver, 9 or 18 carat gold, or  platinum.  The medallions come in four different sizes – 16 mm, 22 mm, 27 mm and 32 mm diameters.  We also have the Vincze St. Christopher medallion in silver and gold.

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