Brooch

1943
Sam Kramer (American, 1913–1964)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 11.1 x 2.5 cm, 106.3 gm (4 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 1 in., 0.2 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.287

Medium or Technique

Silver, copper, and semi-precious stones

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Brooch comprised of multiple elements: bent wire terminating in a suspended cabochon cut ruby, hammered silver body, circular silver medallion with an etched animal figure, floating cloud shape and a silver spike holding a copper demi-sphere with kinetic jade-set mount.

Markings

On rear is device of a mushroom within a circle surmounted by two semi-circles and "STERLING". "1943" engraved under pin stem. Mushroom device also on front, somewhat blurred.

Provenance

Gansevoort Gallery; Daphne Farago, December 26, 1996 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© Estate of Sam Kramer