Ronald Hayes Pearson, Earrings, ca. 1948, silver with beach stones, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Joan Watkins, 1993.78.2A-B
Ronald Pearson created these earrings from silver and beach stones, reflecting his love of marine life and sailing. The unusual settings for the beach stones resemble the fins of a shark, while the stone itself appears to form a body. The protrusions emerging from the brooch resemble the legs of a crustacean. The son of a dedicated seaman, Pearson served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines during the Second World War and maintained sailing as a favorite pastime throughout his life.
- ca. 1948
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- Not on view.
part A: 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. (3.9 x 2.0 x 1.7 cm)
part B: 1 3/8 x 3/4 x 7/8 in. (3.6 x 2.0 x 2.3 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Joan Watkins
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- silver with beach stones
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