Silver Bracelet with Nest and Three Brass Eggs and Large Turquoise Stone

  • Bob Winston, Silver Bracelet with Nest and Three Brass Eggs and Large Turquoise Stone, 1948, silver, brass and turquoise, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Bob and Janedare Winston, 2002.61.1

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The intricate “carving” of this bracelet was actually achieved using the lost-wax casting technique. Bob Winston first sculpted wax forms inspired by nature to make molds. He then poured molten metal into the mold and allowed it to cool, creating a metal form. The realistic eggs, gnarled tree limbs, and crude turquoise in this piece show Winston’s interest in depicting nature.

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“You can’t imagine anything, build up anything, design anything unless you’ve read it or experienced it in your life.” Bob Winston, quoted in The Times (San Francisco), December 6, 1997

Title
Silver Bracelet with Nest and Three Brass Eggs and Large Turquoise Stone
Artist
Date
1948
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 4 in. (6.4 x 8.9 x 10.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bob and Janedare Winston

Mediums Description
silver, brass and turquoise
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foodstuff – egg
  • Object – other – birdhouse
Object Number
2002.61.1
Palette
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