Necklace/Bracelet

  • Florence Koehler, Necklace/Bracelet, ca. 1905-1935, enameled gold and pearls, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, 1981.105.4

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Florence Koehler hated the finish of polished gold, and “muted” her pieces with semitransparent white enamel. Her choice of gemstones defied convention: she used cabochons (unfaceted stones), and preferred pearls to diamonds. Koehler based her designs on the gemstones, which she chose according to the personality of the individual for whom she was making the piece. (Laurie Eglington Kaldis, ed., Portrait of an Artist, 1947)

Title
Necklace/Bracelet
Artist
Date
ca. 1905-1935
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
overall: width 1/4 x length 14 1/2 in. (0.5 x 36.7 cm)
pendant: 1 1/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. (2.8 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mary Elizabeth Sharpe

Mediums
Mediums Description
enameled gold and pearls
Classifications
Object Number
1981.105.4
Palette
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