Colored Smoke Machine Brooch

1974–75
Robert W. Ebendorf (American, born in 1938)


Object Place: Highland, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 10.2 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm, 68.1 gm (4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in., 0.2 lb.) Overall (related drawing): 17.8 x 24.4 cm (7 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.144

Medium or Technique

14 kt gold plate on bronze; acrylic, silver, pearls

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

A hammered bronze or copper, lobe- or petal-shaped form with engraved surface details and single white pearl. Surmounted by a horizontal semi-circular piece of yellow acrylic, topped with a semi-circular disk of green acrylic and an arch of purple acrylic terminating in oxidized silver mounts. The yellow acrylic piece is ornamented with black and white pearls on bronze posts as well as a grooved arch-shaped piece of bronze behind the green acrylic. Additional elements are oxidized silver and 18kt. gold plate.

Signed

Incised on rear, " R EBENDORF, 1974-75"

Provenance

Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, January 2, 1991 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.