Ring

  • Harold O'Connor, Ring, 1998, silver, 18k gold, granulation, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mobilia Gallery, 1998.111.2

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This ring displays Harold O’Connor’s technical mastery of granulation. Believing that a “good artist must be able to improvise,” O’Connor avoids repetitive work by constantly challenging himself with imaginative and innovative designs.

Luce Object Quote

“One of the nice things about metal as a medium is that you can work out a new process with very little material. There’s no need for a metalsmith to have any fear at all of failure . . . if the thing doesn’t work, you can always hammer it out and start over.” Artist quoted in Lapidary Journal, November 1996

Title
Ring
Artist
Date
1998
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (2.9 x 4.1 x 3.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mobilia Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
silver, 18k gold, granulation
Classifications
Object Number
1998.111.2
Palette
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