Bracelet #1962

  • Earl Pardon, Bracelet #1962, 1991, sterling silver, 14k gold, enamels with gilt, blue and yellow topaz, amethysts, rhodolite, 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

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.

Luce Object 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

Title
Bracelet #1962
Artist
Date
1991
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
7 5/8 in. x 2 in. x 1/4 in. (19.4 x 5.1 x 0.7 cm)
Credit Line

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

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, 14k gold, enamels with gilt, blue and yellow topaz, amethysts, rhodolite
Classifications
Object Number
2003.40
Palette
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