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Cross Axis Earrings

1952 Florence Resnikoff Born: Fort Worth, Texas 1920 Died: Oakland, California 2013 fine and sterling silver, plique a jour enamel A: 1 5/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (4.2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm) B: 1 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (4.5 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carl Resnikoff 1997.47.1A-B Not currently on view


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The design of these earrings reflects Florence Resnikoff’s exposure to modernist experimentation at the Metal Arts Guild in the 1950s. Relying primarily on construction and casting, the artist fashioned jewelry that resembled folded fabric. The “cross axis” creates tension in the work by presenting two opposing visual focal points, while the plique-à-jour enamel testifies to Resnikoff’s love of color.

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decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - silver

About Florence Resnikoff

Born: Fort Worth, Texas 1920 Died: Oakland, California 2013

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