Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917–1982). <em>"Modern Cuff" Bracelet</em>, designed ca. 1948. Silver, 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 in. (4.1 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Charles L. Russell, 2007.61.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.61.15_PS2.jpg)

"Modern Cuff" Bracelet

Artist:Art Smith

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed ca. 1948

Dimensions: 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 4 in. (4.1 x 6.4 x 10.2 cm) mount: 10 1/8 × 6 × 6 in. (25.7 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2007.61.15

Image: 2007.61.15_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A large cuff formed from a single sheet of metal with rounded corners that is cut nearly in half and bent in opposite directions. Three silver wires with flattened ends are soldered to the back of each section of the cuff and bent in opposite directions to pierce the top spine. Patination is used on the solid sections of the cuff to define the overlapping wires.

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