1960 Robert Ebendorf Born: Topeka, Kansas 1938 silver and plique-à-jour enamel 5 1/4 x 2 x 1/8 in. (13.3 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist in honor of Brittany Ebendorf 1998.117 Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Hair Ornament marks the artist's brief foray into a traditional style. Plique-à-jour enamel does not use a metal backing, but is fused to the sides of the shape it fills, allowing light to illuminate the color of the material. This piece was donated in honor of Brittany Ebendorf, the daughter of Robert Ebendorf and artist Ivy Ross.
decorative arts - jewelry
Crafts - Metal
metal - silver