Double Ring

  • Harold O'Connor, Double Ring, 1998, 18k gold, lapis lazuli, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.111.1

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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

Title
Double Ring
Artist
Date
1998
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in. (3.8 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mobilia Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
18k gold, lapis lazuli
Classifications
Object Number
1998.111.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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