Brooch

  • Carlyle H. Smith, Brooch, 1952, reticulated sterling silver and lapis lazuli, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carlyle H. Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas, 1984.75

In this brooch, Carlyle H. Smith juxtaposed smooth discs of silver and lapis lazuli against a wrinkled silver setting. He used the reticulation process to create the fluid relief pattern on the background surface. Reticulation involves the fusing or melting of a metal, usually silver, to create texture.

I have no particular set style. Ideas keep coming from everywhere. I see something and I can always find a piece of jewelry in it.” Carlyle Smith quoted in Professor Emeritus Carlyle Smith Exhibits Work,” University of Kansas Web site, 2003

Title
Brooch
Artist
Date
1952
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2238 in. (5.15.1 x .8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carlyle H. Smith, Professor Emeritus, University of Kansas

Mediums
Mediums Description
reticulated sterling silver and lapis lazuli
Classifications
Object Number
1984.75
Palette
Linked Open Data
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