Double Ring

Media - 1998.111.1 - SAAM-1998.111.1_1 - 49916
Copied Harold O'Connor, Double Ring, 1998, 18k gold, lapis lazuli, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.111.1

Artwork Details

Title
Double Ring
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 12234 in. (3.85.11.9 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Mobilia Gallery
Mediums Description
18k gold, lapis lazuli
Classifications
Object Number
1998.111.1

Artwork Description

Double Ring illustrates Harold O’Connor’s ability to create settings that, in his own words, make the stones “seem to float, while preserving a solid, almost spiritual unity of composition.” The brighter stones and high-karat gold are typical of his later work, which exhibits a “less hard-edged quality” than his earlier angular designs.

Luce Object Quote

“I love the stone . . . as an accent. If the stone is everything in a piece, the metalwork usually suffers.” The artist, quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996