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Designed by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Owned by:
Anne Williams, American, born 1924  Search this
Medium:
silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Dimensions for both): 4 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (10.2 × 3.8 × 3.2 cm)
Type:
earrings
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1946-1979
Description:
A pair of silver wishbone earrings with dinner gongs. The tops of the earrings feature a piece of silver that is flattened at the top with a tear drop shaped edge. The silver then splits into to rounded pieces of silver that curve towards the back and then flatten and come to a point at the ends. This top part somewhat resembles a wish bone. Each hooked piece of silver has a hole in it. This equals four (4) holes, two (2) on each of the earrings. The holes have rounded pieces of silver going through them. These pieces are almost triangular in shape but have curved corners. There is a hooked piece of silver attached to the back of the "wishbone" It has a pointed end and is the part that goes into the pierced ears. The coloring is not completely even and there are some minor scratches. The backs of the earrings where the hooks are attached are peeling slightly.
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:
2016.174.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Art Smith
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Art Smith Jewelry Collection
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Adornment
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd576d45b24-7047-48fb-a75a-34dab41554ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.174.2ab