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1996 Jan Baum Born: Doylestown, Pennsylvania 1966 nickel, silver, bronze, 24 karat gold plate necklace: 15 1/2 x 1/2 x 1/2 in. (39.4 x 1.3 x 1.3 cm) basket: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. diam. (6.2 x 3.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Richard L. Ford, Jr. in honor of Jan Baum © 1996, Jan Patrice Baum 1999.95 Not currently on view

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Jan Baum often uses the theme of containment in her work, making multilayered objects that can be opened or disassembled to reveal their interior. In this piece, a heavy gold pendant rests inside a silver cage. The wire structure protects the pendant while at the same time complementing its simple design.


decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - bronze

metal - gold

metal - silver