Fragment (Cleveland, Ohio)

1963
John Paul Miller (American, 1918–2013)


Place of Creation: Brecksville, Ohio

Dimensions

Height x width: 1 1/2 x 2 13/16 in., 1.3 cm (3.8 x 7.1 cm, 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.157

Medium or Technique

18 kt Gold

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

The brooch has the appearance of ancient land forms or skeletons having erupted from the earth. It is an abstract composition of 18k gold and notable for irregular sections arranged into a lozenge-shaped brooch. Smaller, rectangular crystal-like pieces of gold are located between the larger junctures.

Markings

Incuse mark "JPM" in entwined monogram, and "18k" also incuse, both on gold disk affixed to back of brooch.

Provenance

Given by the artist to his close friend, Mary Miller; upon her death, the brooch reverted to the artist, who makes it a gift.

Credit Line

Gift of John Paul Miller in memory of Mary W. Miller

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.