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Perfume Container

1975 Don M. Johnson Born: Billings, Montana 1947 copper, brass, silver, wood, cork and plastic 3 x 2 9/16 x 1 15/16 in. (7.7 x 6.5 x 3.6 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.154 Not currently on view

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"Past, present, and future fantasies merge within my work to create timeless objects." Don M. Johnson

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Perfume Container was constructed of a wide variety of materials and has no soldered or welded seams. Forms and techniques "serve as vehicles for my personal thoughts," Don M. Johnson says, and his objects are inspired by his life experiences and relationships with loved ones.


decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

metal - copper

metal - silver


About Don M. Johnson

Born: Billings, Montana 1947