"Half & Half" Necklace
On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
designed by 1948
6 11/16 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in. (17 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm) (show scale)
Art Smith and STERLING stamped on the back of the necklace.
"5" written in ink on verso.
Gift of Mark McDonald with thanks to Charles L. Russell
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.
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)
overall, 2007.59_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
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