Cross Axis Earrings

  • Florence Resnikoff, Cross Axis Earrings, 1952, fine and sterling silver, plique a jour enamel, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carl Resnikoff, 1997.47.1A-B

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The design of these earrings reflects Florence Resnikoff’s exposure to modernist experimentation at the Metal Arts Guild in the 1950s. Relying primarily on construction and casting, the artist fashioned jewelry that resembled folded fabric. The “cross axis” creates tension in the work by presenting two opposing visual focal points, while the plique-à-jour enamel testifies to Resnikoff’s love of color.

Title
Cross Axis Earrings
Artist
Date
1952
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
A: 1 5/8 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (4.2 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)
B: 1 3/4 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (4.5 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carl Resnikoff

Mediums
Mediums Description
fine and sterling silver, plique a jour enamel
Classifications
Object Number
1997.47.1A-B
Palette
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