Silver Cloak Fastener with Black Star Tourmaline

  • Bob Winston, Silver Cloak Fastener with Black Star Tourmaline, 1950, silver and black star tourmaline, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Bob and Janedare Winston, 2002.61.2

Bob Winston designed this cloak fastener so that the tourmaline would evoke a star glowing in the night sky. The silver dots and curving line suggest a constellation, while the stony texture of the connecting elements resembles the pocked surface of a meteorite.

Title
Silver Cloak Fastener with Black Star Tourmaline
Artist
Date
1950
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
13 582 12 in. (2.59.26.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Bob and Janedare Winston

Mediums Description
silver and black star tourmaline
Classifications
Object Number
2002.61.2
Palette
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