Golden Sampler

  • Marilyn Druin, Golden Sampler, 2001, enamel, gold, silver, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mel, Allison, Erica Druin, and Lauren Druin Griffin in memory of Marilyn Druin--enamelist, jeweler, and metalsmith; wife, mother, grandmother, and friend--in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery, 1995--2003; Gift of Enamel Guild/North East and Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of the artist , 2002.55A-B

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The forms and earth tones in Golden Sampler show Marilyn Druin’s interest in the natural world as a place for personal meditation. To make this brooch, Druin poured the hot colored glass into square or rectangular compartments of thin wire, a process called cloisonné enameling. She achieved the textured and patterned designs by using a combination of basse-taille and guilloche techniques. In basse-taille, French for “low cut,” Druin changed the surface of the cleaned and polished metal by adding layers of enamel to create texture.

Title
Golden Sampler
Artists
Date
2001
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Not on view.
Dimensions
7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3/8 in. (19.8 x 14.5 x 1.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mel, Allison, Erica Druin, and Lauren Druin Griffin in memory of Marilyn Druin--enamelist, jeweler, and metalsmith; wife, mother, grandmother, and friend--in honor of Kenneth R. Trapp, curator-in-charge of the Renwick Gallery, 1995--2003; Gift of Enamel Guild/North East and Kenneth R. Trapp in memory of the artist

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Object Number
2002.55A-B
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