Pair of earrings

American (Boston, Massachusetts)
1965–75
Atelier Janiyé (1950 - 2015)


Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 2.5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2003.312.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold, ebony

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each earring is comprised of a loosely defined, broad-petaled flower with pollen indicated at the center. Two, small, square ebony elements descend from the flower. Gold links connect the whole, and small, irregular pieces of gold dangle from the links and on the ebony.

Inscription

None.

Signed

See marks.

Markings

On back of each earring, stamped incuse "Janiyé," "24K," "18K."

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the donor's mother, Irma Sims Rubenstein, between 1965 and 1975

Credit Line

Gift of the grandchildren of Irma Sims Rubenstein

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.