Raspberry Suite (earrings)

  • Gallen Benson, Raspberry Suite (earrings), 2000, 24 karat gold cloisonne enamel set in cast and fabricated 22 karat yellow gold and 14 karat pink gold, almandine garnet cabochons and briolette cut stones and diamonds, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in memory of Carl and Kathryn Benson, gift of Cynthia and James Stoll, and gift of Tom Gordon in loving memory of Sewell S. Gordon, 2003.74.2A-B

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Gallen Benson often creates “suites” of jewelry composed of a necklace and earrings. Although this suite has an antique, Victorian quality, the raspberry subject matter adds a whimsical twist.

Title
Raspberry Suite (earrings)
Artist
Date
2000
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/8 in. (4.6 x 1.2 x 1.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist in memory of Carl and Kathryn Benson, gift of Cynthia and James Stoll, and gift of Tom Gordon in loving memory of Sewell S. Gordon

Mediums
Mediums Description
24 karat gold cloisonne enamel set in cast and fabricated 22 karat yellow gold and 14 karat pink gold, almandine garnet cabochons and briolette cut stones and diamonds
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – fruit – raspberry
Object Number
2003.74.2A-B
Palette
Linked Open Data
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