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1989 Bud Latven Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1949 Macassar ebony, pink ivory, holly and birch veneers, dye, sterling silver, and steel 13 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (33.0 x 19.1 x 16.6 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of George Peter Lamb and Lucy Scardino in memory of Natalie Rust Lamb © 1989, Bud Latven 1995.100.20 Not currently on view

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In Tightwire, Bud Latven constructed the vessel from bands of richly colored holly, ebony, and pink ivory. Thin silver rods pierce and anchor the delicately turned form and stand out against the soft hues of the grain.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

metal - silver

metal - steel

wood - birch

wood - ebony

wood - holly

wood - pink ivorywood

About Bud Latven

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1949

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