Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917-1982). <em>"Patina" Necklace</em>, ca. 1959. Patinated silver alloy, 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.2_PS2.jpg)

"Patina" Necklace

Artist:Art Smith

Medium: Patinated silver alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1959

Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/4 in. (28.3 x 15.6 x 0.6 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2007.61.2

Image: 2007.61.2_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A necklace of rough-textured, crescent-shaped elements that form an open arc. Two flattened wires are soldered together to form the neck piece and then curve down at proper right and attach to a conforming, attenuated crescent. At top proper left, a small crescent with a central oval cutout cradles the curve of the neckline. At bottom, two crescents with cutouts are suspended by soldered small rings.

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