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Bracelet #1962

1991 Earl Pardon Born: Memphis, Tennessee 1926 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1991 sterling silver, 14k gold, enamels with gilt, blue and yellow topaz, amethysts, rhodolite 7 5/8 in. x 2 in. x 1/4 in. (19.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan and Dr. Louis D. Kaplan in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, and Colleen and John Kotelly 2003.40 Not currently on view


Luce Center Quote

“I treat jewelry like I would a painting. They are color statements more than anything else.” Artist quoted in Earl Pardon: Joy in the Making, 1998

Luce Center Label

Earl Pardon often incorporated iridescent mother-of-pearl into his abstract mosaics of gold, silver, enamel, and colored gemstones on sterling silver plaques. Concerned with the way a piece fits the body, Pardon ensured that the bracelet’s parts were hinged for adjustability and freedom of movement.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - gold

metal - silver

stone - amethyst

stone - topaz

About Earl Pardon

Born: Memphis, Tennessee 1926 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1991

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