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Transposed Inlays Neckpiece

1978 Florence Resnikoff Born: Fort Worth, Texas 1920 Died: Oakland, California 2013 sterling silver, bronze, gold, mokume-gane disc, turquoise 10 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 5/8 in. (26.5 x 14.9 x 1.5 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Carl Resnikoff 1997.47.3 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 57B


Luce Center Quote

“In my work I enjoy looking backward and forward in time. I am challenged to research and to modify ancient jewelry-making techniques from the Hellenistic period, from the Etruscans, from Korea, and Japan.” Artist quoted in “‘Living Treasure’ Master Metalworker Exhibits Jewelry, Holloware and Sculpture,” 2000

Luce Center Label

In Transposed Inlays Neckpiece the artist successfully combines disparate elements of color, texture, and material. The piece juxtaposes turquoise, gold, bronze, and silver and incorporates the Japanese method for creating mokume gane, or “wood texture metal.”

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - bronze

metal - gold

metal - silver

stone - turquoise

About Florence Resnikoff

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

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