Bracelet

1948
Ed Wiener (American, 1918–1991)


Object Place: New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm (2 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.593

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Large silver cuff bracelet of wave design surmounted by applied curved wire


Ed Wiener was a leading figure in the New York circle of Modernist jewelers active in the 1940s and 1950s. In his early pieces, such as his 1949 necklace, he used textured and hammered surfaces to make his hand-craftsmanship visible, thereby protesting the “dehumanization” of the machine age. He was particularly interested in the abstract forms of the new non-objective (abstract) art and the kineticism of Calder’s jewelry and mobiles.

Signed

"ED Wiener/Sterling"

Provenance

Auerback & Maffia (Fountainville, PA); Daphne Farago,January 13, 1995 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection