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Bracelet

1980 Alma Eikerman Born: Pratt, Kansas 1908 Died: Bloomington, Indiana 1995 sterling silver and red brass 4 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 1 in. (10.8 x 11.1 x 2.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase made possible by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program 1992.93.2 Not currently on view


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The irregular bulges of this bracelet look like water captured in metal. In the artist’s own words, “The true function of jewelry is to decorate, to ornament and thus command attention and admiration. In this sense the ornament must reveal form that is worthy and expressive of its time.”

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - brass

metal - silver

About Alma Eikerman

Born: Pratt, Kansas 1908 Died: Bloomington, Indiana 1995

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