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Ellington Necklace

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, amethyst, chrysoprase, rhodonite, green quartz
DATES ca. 1962
DIMENSIONS 16 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 3/4 in. (42.9 x 25.1 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on back: "Art Smith"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917-1982). Ellington Necklace, ca. 1962. Silver, amethyst, chrysoprase, rhodonite, green quartz, 16 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 3/4 in. (42.9 x 25.1 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.4_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A long, large asymmetrical necklace composed of a semi-circular wire neck piece and three, teardrop-shaped organic elements of varying size. Each element is set with red, purple and green or yellow oval-shaped, semi-precious cabouchon stones in silver collars, and is framed by conforming flattened wires. The smallest element is soldered to the neckpiece at top proper left, and a second connects to the neck piece at top proper right via a thin, bent wire clasp. The third element is suspended at center from the other two via small silver rings.
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