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"Half & Half" Necklace

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
DATES designed by 1948
DIMENSIONS 6 11/16 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in. (17 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Art Smith and STERLING stamped on the back of the necklace.
INSCRIPTIONS "5" written in ink on verso.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mark McDonald with thanks to Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A large, circular collar with positive and negative space. At proper left, a thin, organic, crescent-shaped element has three large perforations: two at top and bottom proper right, and one at top proper left. Two flattened wires loop through each of the perforations at proper right, and are bent into a series of curves. These wires are soldered together at the top to form a clasp with four striations. Another flattened semi-circular wire loops through the perforation at the top proper left of the crescent-shaped element and is then soldered together, connecting to the clasp from behind via a pin.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 4th Floor
CAPTION Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). "Half & Half" Necklace, designed by 1948. Silver, 6 11/16 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in. (17 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark McDonald with thanks to Charles L. Russell, 2007.59. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.59_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2007.59_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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RIGHTS STATEMENT copyright transferred to Brooklyn Museum by Charles L. Russell
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