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"The Joan" belt buckle

1957
Belt buckle by merry renk (American, 1921–2012), Belt by Marion Miller


Object Place: San Francisco, California, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 5.1 x 1.6cm (1 1/4 x 2 x 5/8in.)

Accession Number

1993.955

Medium or Technique

Silver; pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Silver belt buckle having a design of a double chevron of uneven lengths accented with a pearl which serves to secure the sewn, black leather belt. (from card)

Markings

"renk" in script on underside of buckle; stamped "STERLING" (from card)

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by the donor, Joan Pearson Watkins in the 1950's; to MFA December, 1993, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Pearson Watkins (in memory of my father Paul Franz Jockwig

Copyright

© renk