Brooch

  • Irena Brynner, Brooch, 1969, 18k gold and Egyptian faience, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 1999.52

This brooch is an example of electronic soldering using the Henes water welder. The machine concentrates a large amount of heat in a very small flame, allowing a jeweler to manipulate the metal with great precision. Irena Brynner favored the soft, rolled forms that one critic likened to plant life. The accenting blue stones are faïence, or earthenware decorated with colored glazes. 

Title
Brooch
Artist
Date
1969
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 383 3878 in. (3.48.52.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums Description
18k gold and Egyptian faience
Classifications
Object Number
1999.52
Palette
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