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"Patina" Necklace

Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Patinated silver alloy
DATES ca. 1959
DIMENSIONS 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 0.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS impressed on back: "Art Smith"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A necklace of rough-textured, crescent-shaped elements that form an open arc. Two flattened wires are soldered together to form the neck piece and then curve down at proper right and attach to a conforming, attenuated crescent. At top proper left, a small crescent with a central oval cutout cradles the curve of the neckline. At bottom, two crescents with cutouts are suspended by soldered small rings.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). "Patina" Necklace, ca. 1959. Patinated silver alloy, 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.2_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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