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Aquatic Image

1980 Marcia Lewis Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1946 repouseé, chased, soldered, and polished sterling silver and garnets 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 1/2 in. (14.0 x 11.1 x 1.2 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist 1991.123 Not currently on view


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Aquatic Image is one of Marcia Lewis’s “fantasy fish,” a series of eight precious-metal brooches. The forms in Lewis’s jewelry reflect a lifetime spent near the coast, and this piece shows a tropical fish, with shimmers of light bouncing off its silvery scales.

Keywords

Animal - fish

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - silver

stone - garnet

About Marcia Lewis

Born: Washington, District of Columbia 1946