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Cluster Knuckles Ring

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Silver alloy, rhodochrosite, jade (?), turquoise (?), zoisite (?)
DATES ca. 1968
DIMENSIONS 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (3.8 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on back: "Art Smith"
INSCRIPTIONS "49" written in ink on verso.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A large ring of pink, turquoise, green-and-purple-mottled and orange, oval-shaped, semi-precious cabouchon stones that spans three fingers. The stones are framed in silver and affixed to wires that are soldered together to form two openings for fingers, between the smaller orange and larger purple-green stones and the smaller turquoise and larger pink stones.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 4th Floor
CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). Cluster Knuckles Ring, ca. 1968. Silver alloy, rhodochrosite, jade (?), turquoise (?), zoisite (?), 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (3.8 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.17. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.17_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.61.17_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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