Transposed Inlays Neckpiece

  • Florence Resnikoff, Transposed Inlays Neckpiece, 1978, sterling silver, bronze, gold, mokume-gane disc, turquoise, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Carl Resnikoff, 1997.47.3

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In Transposed Inlays Neckpiece the artist successfully combines disparate elements of color, texture, and material. The piece juxtaposes turquoise, gold, bronze, and silver and incorporates the Japanese method for creating mokume gane, or “wood texture metal.”

Luce Object Quote

“In my work I enjoy looking backward and forward in time. I am challenged to research and to modify ancient jewelry-making techniques from the Hellenistic period, from the Etruscans, from Korea, and Japan.” Artist quoted in “‘Living Treasure’ Master Metalworker Exhibits Jewelry, Holloware and Sculpture,” 2000

Title
Transposed Inlays Neckpiece
Artist
Date
1978
On View
Dimensions
10 3/8 x 5 7/8 x 5/8 in. (26.5 x 14.9 x 1.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Carl Resnikoff

Mediums
Mediums Description
sterling silver, bronze, gold, mokume-gane disc, turquoise
Classifications
Object Number
1997.47.3
Palette
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