Wedding Ring for Edward M. Allardice
1971 Phillip Fike Born: Baraboo, Wisconsin 1927 Died: Grosse Pointe, Michigan 1997 yellow gold 3/8 in. x 1 in. diam. (1.0 x 2.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Margheritta S. Allardice 2002.74A-C Not currently on view
Luce Center Label
Margheritta and Edward Allardice, friends of the artist, commissioned him to design their wedding bands, a specialty of the artist in the 1960s and 1970s. All of Philip Fike’s rings come apart and reassemble in only one way. This ring is actually three separate bands, which when worn together form the ring’s distinctive design.
decorative arts - jewelry
Crafts - Metal
metal - gold