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Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
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Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Accession Number:
1904-21-78
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Mount

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Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Mount
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Accession Number:
1914-27-79
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Medal and pouch

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Designer:
Anton Wideman, Austrian, 1724 - 1792
Subject:
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, French, 1755 - 1793
Medium:
Gilt bronze
Type:
metalwork
Decorative Arts
Medal and pouch
Date:
after 1770
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Circular medal of Marie Antoinette (1755-1793), commemorating her marriage to Louis XVI on July 19, 1770. Obverse: profile bust of the Queen with inscription: M. ANTONIA ARC. AUST. LUDOVIC. FRANCIAS DELPHIN. SPONSA.
Reverse shows allegorical figures of Peace and Abundance at a flaming alter, with inscription: CONCORDIA NOVO SANUINIS NEXU FIRMARA (New Harmony from a Firm Blood Bond) / NUPT. PROCUR. FERDINAND. A.A. XIX. APRI. MDCCLXX. With leather bag.
Credit Line:
Gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1967-48-40-a,b
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Tie Down Salt Glazed Covered Jar

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Artist:
Don Reitz, born Sunbury, PA 1929-died Clarkdale, AZ 2014
Medium:
iron- and salt-glazed stoneware with metallic oxides, leather, horsehair, silk thread, and bellfast cord
Dimensions:
31 3/8 x 23 in. (79.7 x 58.3 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
1991.77
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Teacup (one of five)

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Artist:
Leif Wicklund, born ca. 1945
Sexwick Pottery
Medium:
mineral colored clays with fritted lead glaze
Dimensions:
height approx. 4 3/4 in. (12.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
ca. 1975
Description:
This set of five teacups shows a scene with the constellation Orion dominating the sky, while a waterfall gushes down the reverse side and into the river below. Leif Wicklund decorated his teacups with layers of colored clay over light clay slabs to create imaginative landscapes with texture. Since concentrated areas of copper turn black in the kiln, Wicklund achieved the black detailing on the teacups by rubbing copper-laced glaze on their surfaces before firing. This set was featured in the Renwick Gallery's 1975–76 exhibition Craft Multiples, which highlighted the work of production craftsmen who created utilitarian objects in multiples of ten or more.
Topic:
Abstract
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\river
Landscape\mountain
Landscape\waterfall
Landscape\celestial\star
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1975.132.2
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Necklace

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Artist:
Alexander Calder, born Lawnton, PA 1898-died New York City 1976
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
2 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 12 7/8 in. (6.4 x 28.3 x 32.7 cm.) oval
Type:
Decorative Arts-Jewelry
Date:
n.d.
Description:
As a child, Alexander Calder made his first piece of jewelry for his sister's dolls. He continued to experiment with jewelry throughout his career, even after gaining international recognition for his whimsical mobiles and stabiles. Calder made most of his jewelry for his family and close friends and often gave his pieces as gifts. His wife, Louisa, was the main recipient of his creations. Necklace resembles a piece he made for her in 1940. All of Calder's jewelry was constructed from multiple pieces of hammered brass or iron, and he used the spiral design repeatedly. Calder refused to sell his jewelry commercially, for he wanted each wearer to know that his or her piece was made by the artist's hands alone.
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Calder
Object number:
1968.7.2
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Feather Bowl

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Artist:
Maria Martinez, born San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 1886-died San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 1980
Santana Roybal Martinez, born San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 1909-died San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 2002
Medium:
polished black matt ware
Dimensions:
2 x 14 7/8 in. (5.2 x 37.8 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1948
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Given in honor of Maria Martinez, the potter of San Ildefonso, and the late Felix S. Cohen
Object number:
1973.118
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Art vs Craft Reversible: A Tribute to Will Rogers, "A Ropin' Fool"

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Artist:
Fritz Dreisbach, born Cleveland, OH 1941
Medium:
glass
Dimensions:
part A: 11 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. (29.8 x 16.5 x 10.8 cm) part B: 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 6 in. (29.8 x 19.7 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Crafts
Date:
1988
Description:
A Tribute to Will Rogers, "A Ropin' Fool" is part of Fritz Dreisbach's series "Art vs Craft Reversible," a witty comment on the art/craft debate. When bowl-side up, the pieces serve as functional drinking vessels; flipped over, the twirling stems become purely decorative sculptures. These pieces are also called his Lariat Goblets, because of the resemblance between the stem, whose shape forms naturally during the glassblowing process, and an undulating lariat, a long stiff rope used to lasso livestock. Dreisbach crafted them in tribute to the legendary American humorist and cowboy entertainer Will Rogers. The artist's title extends the wit and humor, referring to Rogers's 1922 film Ropin' Fool, which captured his fancy rope work.
"I always try to show movement and gesture in all my glasswork." The artist, quoted in Shaw, "Artists' divergent styles meet at Pittsburgh Glass Center's Hodge Gallery," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 4, 2003
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Elmerina and Paul Parkman
Object number:
2002.73.4A-B
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1988, Fritz Dreisbach
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"Cigar Box" Pin Cushion

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Artist:
Unidentified
Medium:
carved, stained, and varnished wood with glass beads and velvet
Dimensions:
12 1/8 x 10 x 9 7/8 in. (30.7 x 25.4 x 25.2 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1880-1920
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1986.65.92
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Odd Fellows Third Degree Banner

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Manufacturer:
Henderson-Ames Company, n.d.
Medium:
painted and embroidered satin with metallic fringe and tassles, cotton lining, and metal
Dimensions:
overall: 31 x 25 1/2 in. (78.7 x 64.8 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1908
Topic:
Allegory\quality\justice
Object\furniture\clock
Object\weapon\sword
Object\written matter\Bible
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1986.65.354
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Cylinder-Front Desk

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Artist:
Jere Osgood, born New York City 1936
Medium:
Australian lacewood, Honduran rosewood, pearwood, mahogany plywood, Indonesian water buffalo calfskin
Dimensions:
45 7/8 x 43 1/4 x 29 in. (116.5 x 109.9 x 73.7 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Crafts
Date:
1989
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase made possible by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program
Object number:
1990.53
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1989, Jere Osgood
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Arthropod Side Table

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Artist:
Chris Shea, born Marblehead, MA 1965
Medium:
steel and glass
Dimensions:
29 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 in. (74.9 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Crafts
Crafts
Date:
2011
Topic:
Object\furniture\table
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Brenda Erickson, Clemmer and David Montague, Gilbert and Bonnie Schwartz, the Bruce and Leslie Lane Foundation, David R. Hughes, and museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund and the Richard T. Evans Fund
Object number:
2011.26.1
Copyright Credit Line:
© 2011, Chris Shea
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Dinosaurs

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Artist:
Florence Riggs, born Beryl, Utah 1962
Medium:
commercial yarn
Dimensions:
38 3/8 x 49 3/8 in. (97.6 x 125.4 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Fiber
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1993
Topic:
Animal\other\dinosaur
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson
Object number:
1997.124.193
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Untitled (Lidded Jar)

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Artist:
Byron Temple, born Centerville, IN 1933-died Louisville, KY 2002
Medium:
clay
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. diam. (16.5 x 15.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1987
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Object number:
2001.71.5A-B
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Tea Set (teapot)

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Artist:
John Satterfield, born Clearwater, FL 1931-died Greenville, NC 2000
Medium:
pewter, anodized aluminum, sterling silver, and acrylic
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 11 x 3 1/2 in. (19.1 x 27.9 x 8.9 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts
Crafts
Date:
1994
Description:
John Satterfield made jewelry, vessels, and kinetic toys from a wide variety of metals. Mechanical forms inspired him, and the elements in his designs often resemble wheels, levers, and switches. The geometric pieces in Tea Set rest on tiny balls and resemble miniature robots, about to be set in motion.
“[The] visual qualities of mechanical things are . . . the food that feeds my desire to make things.” John Satterfield, SNAG magazine, 1979
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift from the Collection of John and Dorothy Satterfield
Object number:
2001.30.1.1A-B
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Café Chair

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Artist:
Chris Shea, born Marblehead, MA 1965
Medium:
steel and glass
Dimensions:
36 x 17 x 13 1/2 in. (91.4 x 43.2 x 34.3 cm) diam.
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Crafts
Crafts
Date:
1997
Topic:
Object\furniture\chair
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Brenda Erickson, Clemmer and David Montague, Gilbert and Bonnie Schwartz, the Bruce and Leslie Lane Foundation, David R. Hughes, and museum purchase through the Renwick Acquisitions Fund and the Richard T. Evans Fund
Object number:
2011.26.3
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1997, Chris Shea
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edanmdm:saam_2011.26.3

Untitled Oil Lamp

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Artist:
Adrian Saxe, born Glendale, CA 1943
Medium:
porcelain
Dimensions:
7 1/2 x 5 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (19.0 x 14.3 x 6.3 cm.)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
1981
Description:
Known for his witty, innovative vessels, Adrian Saxe experimented with oil lamps throughout the 1970s and '80s, creating fanciful, functional lamps in a diverse range of forms, from plants and tropical fish to ones like Untitled Oil Lamp. Here, the lamp's body has a more traditional form, while the elongated loops at the top and vivid use of color add elements of playfulness. The serrated edges at the base of each loop are a common motif in Saxe's work, and contrast with the curved, asymmetrical base. Saxe returned to oil lamps in the late 1990s with his Hi-Fibre Magic Lamp series that feature vessels in the form of genie bottles precariously placed atop tall, elongated structures.
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of R. Ford Singletary from the collection of Randy M. Leonard
Object number:
1991.5.1
Copyright Credit Line:
© 1981, Adrian Saxe
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Peacocks and Peonies II

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Artist:
John La Farge, born New York City 1835-died Providence, RI 1910
Medium:
stained glass window
Dimensions:
frame: 112 x 51 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (284.5 x 130.3 x 16.5 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Glass
Date:
1882
Description:
La Farge's stained-glass windows reflect the Gilded Age fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. The industrial revolution had made inexpensive, mass-produced glass available to anyone, but art glass remained an emblem of wealth and good taste. These windows were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, baronial hall of his Boston house. The tail feathers of the peacocks are made of bits of glass in the "broken jewel" technique; each peony blossom is a single piece of glass molded to catch the light differently through the day. La Farge layered his colored glass as a painter would build glazes of colors to achieve the right shade. For the composition, he borrowed from many cultures: the central panels with the bird and flower motif evoke Chinese and Japanese screens; the lower panels emulate Pompeian architecture; and the transoms above recall the tympanum above the door to a Romanesque cathedral.
Exhibition Label, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006
This pair of stained-glass windows by John La Farge reflects the Gilded Age's fascination with medieval art and craftsmanship. These windows were commissioned by Frederick Lothrop Ames, a railroad magnate who had them installed in the vast, opulent hall of his Boston home. For this composition, La Farge borrowed from many cultures: the central panels evoke Chinese and Japanese screens; the lower panels emulate Pompeian architecture; and the transoms recall the tympanum above the door of a Romanesque cathedral.
Smithsonian American Art Museum: Commemorative Guide. Nashville, TN: Beckon Books, 2015.
Topic:
Animal\bird\peacock
Object\flower\peony
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Henry A. La Farge
Object number:
1936.12.2
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Music Stand

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Artist:
Wendell Castle, born Emporia, KS 1932
Medium:
walnut
Dimensions:
42 1/8 x 26 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (107.0 x 67.0 x 49.0 cm)
Type:
Decorative Arts-Furniture
Crafts
Date:
1975
Description:
Music Stand is one of Wendell Castle’s biomorphic pieces of the 1970s that achieved, in his words, “a sense of delicate balance . . . that [seems] to defy gravity.” The graceful, tapered legs reflect Castle’s belief that the base of a piece is as important as what it supports. Music Stand is an example of the artist’s efforts to create furniture that is “equal to sculpture” and “accepted on the same level as other art forms.”
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1975.168
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edanmdm:saam_1975.168

Teacup (one of five)

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Artist:
Leif Wicklund, born ca. 1945
Medium:
mineral colored clays with fritted lead glaze
Dimensions:
height approx. 4 3/4 in. (12.0 cm).
Type:
Decorative Arts-Ceramic
Crafts
Date:
ca. 1975
Description:
This set of five teacups shows a scene with the constellation Orion dominating the sky, while a waterfall gushes down the reverse side and into the river below. Leif Wicklund decorated his teacups with layers of colored clay over light clay slabs to create imaginative landscapes with texture. Since concentrated areas of copper turn black in the kiln, Wicklund achieved the black detailing in the teacups by rubbing copper-laced glaze into their surfaces before firing. This set was featured in the Renwick Gallery's 1975–76 exhibition Craft Multiples, which highlighted the work of production craftsmen who created utilitarian objects in multiples of ten or more.
Topic:
Abstract
Landscape\celestial\moon
Landscape\river
Landscape\mountain
Landscape\waterfall
Landscape\celestial\star
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1975.132.4
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