Earrings

  • Jacqueline Ott, Earrings, ca. 1975, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1975.159.1A-B

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The design for these earrings is unusual in that each is composed from a single basic shape of a flowing triangle. This has been drawn out to wire thinness to fashion the earring stem. The flawless texture of these pieces calls attention to the interplay of light and dark upon the silver’s reflective surface and shows Jacqueline Ott’s preference for simple compositions that emphasize the natural beauty of the precious metal.

Title
Earrings
Artists
Date
ca. 1975
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
each: 1 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.0 x 3.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase

Mediums
Classifications
Object Number
1975.159.1A-B
Palette
URL
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