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Double Ring

1998 Harold O'Connor Born: Utica, New York 1941 18k gold, lapis lazuli 1 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mobilia Gallery 1998.111.1 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

“I love the stone . . . as an accent. If the stone is everything in a piece, the metalwork usually suffers.” The artist, quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996

Luce Center Label

Double Ring illustrates Harold O’Connor’s ability to create settings that, in his own words, make the stones “seem to float, while preserving a solid, almost spiritual unity of composition.” The brighter stones and high-karat gold are typical of his later work, which exhibits a “less hard-edged quality” than his earlier angular designs.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

stone - lapis lazuli

About Harold O'Connor

Born: Utica, New York 1941

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