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Cluster Knuckles Ring

Decorative Arts

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.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
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CAPTION Art Smith (American, 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
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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.
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