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Created by:
Art Smith, American, 1917 - 1982  Search this
Medium:
sterling silver with jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 3/8 × 13/16 × 1 in. (3.5 × 2.1 × 2.5 cm)
Type:
finger rings
Date:
ca. 1949
Description:
This is the “Keel ring” designed and created by jeweler Art Smith. The sterling silver ring has large, diamond-shaped bridge, which is also one end of the band. The remaining band creates the base of the ring with the other end of the band vertically running through the diamond-shaped bridge. A movable, spherical, smoothly polished green jade is set between the crossroads of the ring’s ends/bridge.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Charles L. Russell
Object number:
2023.12.20
Restrictions & Rights:
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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/fd5c17ae21b-c464-456f-b20b-ca71de906573
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2023.12.20