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Easter Egg Box

n.d., original design 1967 Michael Croft Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1941 cast, electroplated, oxidized and buffed silver and gold 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (4.6 x 3.1 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase 1975.148.3A-B Not currently on view


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Easter Egg Box is an egg-shaped form in buffed silver and gold that opens like a box. Michael Croft decorated the egg with various circular shapes, some of which look like raindrops, others in the center which look like coins welded into the metal. To emphasize these shiny protrusions, the artist engraved lines into the surface between the circular decorations. He used the lost-wax process to create the piece.

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decorative arts

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

metal - silver

About Michael Croft

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1941

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