RIng

1947–48
Designed by George Brooks (Canadian (active in Canada and the United States), born in 1925)


Object Place: Montreal, Canada

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.9 x 1.9 x 0.8 cm (3/4 x 3/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1338

Medium or Technique

Gold and silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Rings

This modernist ring is a silver and gold band with gold and black patterning. The underlying substrate is made of silver and a layer of gold with pierce-work covers the surface. The silver pattern is darkened with liver of sulphide to enhance the recessed design. In the center of the dark central band, there is a series of amorphic gold shapes soldered to the silver layer.

Markings

STERLING/18K/brooks

Provenance

1947-1948, created by artist George Brooks, Montreal; gift from Brooks to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.