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ca. 1975 Jacqueline Ott Born: Camden, New Jersey 1948 silver each: 1 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.0 x 3.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.159.1A-B Not currently on view


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The design for these earrings is unusual in that each is composed from a single basic shape of a flowing triangle. This has been drawn out to wire thinness to fashion the earring stem. The flawless texture of these pieces calls attention to the interplay of light and dark upon the silver’s reflective surface and shows Jacqueline Ott’s preference for simple compositions that emphasize the natural beauty of the precious metal.

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decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver