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Belt Buckle

ca. 1975 Emily Bolster Sohier Born: Berwyn, Pennsylvania 1948 Died: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania 2004 lost wax cast, soldered, sawed, filed and polished brass 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. (4.2 x 6.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.162 Not currently on view


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Emily Bolster Sohier made this narrow buckle using the lost-wax casting process. She finished the rough casting with a saw and file before polishing it to a high gloss. The buckle’s simple design and polished surface emphasize the natural beauty of brass.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

About Emily Bolster Sohier

Born: Berwyn, Pennsylvania 1948 Died: Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania 2004

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