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Pair of earrings

1940–45
Alexander Calder (American, 1898–1976)


Object Place: Probably New York, New York

Dimensions

Overall (each earring): 15.2 x 7 x 1 cm (6 x 2 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.88.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Sculptural, mobile-like earrings with five kinetic flattened, hammered, oval tipped bars. Lowest bar has an additional spiral design. Each of elements is connected by interlocking wire construction. Brass screw back fitting.

Signed

unsigned

Provenance

A/D Gallery, New York; Daphne Farago, 21 February 2004 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© 2011 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.