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"Modern Cuff" Bracelet

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver
DATES designed ca. 1948
DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 in. (4.1 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on back: "Art Smith"
INSCRIPTIONS "9" written in ink on inside.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2007.61.15
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). "Modern Cuff" Bracelet, designed ca. 1948. Silver, 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 in. (4.1 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.15_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.15_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A large cuff formed from a single sheet of metal with rounded corners that is cut nearly in half and bent in opposite directions. Three silver wires with flattened ends are soldered to the back of each section of the cuff and bent in opposite directions to pierce the top spine. Patination is used on the solid sections of the cuff to define the overlapping wires.
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