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Cuff Bracelet

ca. 1970 Miye Matsukata Born: Tokyo, Japan 1922 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1981 rubies, sapphire, 14k and 18k gold 1 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. diam. irregular (4.2 x 6.3 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Alexander and Margit Matoltsy 2003.43 Not currently on view


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In 1968, Miyé Matsukata said, "I would like to maintain a spirit of design that is quiet and free. I feel metal can have a life if it has motion and less rigid confines." With the layering of fluid shapes, this bracelet assumes the lightness she hoped to achieve.

Keywords

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

metal - gold

stone - ruby

stone - sapphire

About Miye Matsukata

Born: Tokyo, Japan 1922 Died: Boston, Massachusetts 1981

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