Colored Smoke Machine Brooch

Robert W. Ebendorf (American, born in 1938)

Object Place: Highland, New York


Overall: 10.2 x 7.3 x 3.5 cm, 68.1 gm (4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/8 in., 0.2 lb.) Overall (related drawing): 17.8 x 24.4 cm (7 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

14 kt gold plate on bronze; acrylic, silver, pearls

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry



A hammered bronze or copper, lobe- or petal-shaped form with engraved surface details and single white pearl. Surmounted by a horizontal semi-circular piece of yellow acrylic, topped with a semi-circular disk of green acrylic and an arch of purple acrylic terminating in oxidized silver mounts. The yellow acrylic piece is ornamented with black and white pearls on bronze posts as well as a grooved arch-shaped piece of bronze behind the green acrylic. Additional elements are oxidized silver and 18kt. gold plate.


Incised on rear, " R EBENDORF, 1974-75"


Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, January 2, 1991 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection


Reproduced with permission.