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 faience, or earthenware decorated with colored glazes.
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1 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 7/8 in. (3.4 x 8.5 x 2.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the artist
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- 18k gold and Egyptian faience
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