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Raspberry Suite (earrings)

2000 Gallen Benson Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1951 24 karat gold cloisonne enamel set in cast and fabricated 22 karat yellow gold and 14 karat pink gold, almandine garnet cabochons and briolette cut stones and diamonds 1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (4.6 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the artist in memory of Carl and Kathryn Benson, gift of Cynthia and James Stoll, and gift of Tom Gordon in loving memory of Sewell S. Gordon 2003.74.2A-B Not currently on view


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Gallen Benson often creates “suites” of jewelry composed of a necklace and earrings. Although this suite has an antique, Victorian quality, the raspberry subject matter adds a whimsical twist.

Keywords

Object - fruit - raspberry

decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - gold

stone - diamond

stone - garnet

About Gallen Benson

Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota 1951

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