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Designed by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
copper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 2 5/16 × 1 5/8 in. (5.7 × 5.9 × 4.1 cm)
Type:
jewelry
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1950
Description:
A modernist copper cuff bracelet made by Art Smith.
The bracelet has an organic wave shaped design and features an abstract oval hole with a raised edge on the front. The edge of the cut out and the edges of the bracelet are a warm copper, with a darker swath through the center. The cuff is nearly cylindrical shape with an opening at the back to fit around the wrist.
There are some small scuffs and areas of discoloration on the exterior of the cuff.
The interior of the cuff is mostly dark black/green in color from the patina. There is an engraved signature which reads "Art Smith".
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Design  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.173.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Art Smith
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56ca3465e-758c-4dc3-8f86-1a030ee4bb9d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.173.1