Sardine Tin Can Brooch

2001
Robert W. Ebendorf (American, born in 1938)


Object Place: Greenville, North Carolina

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 10.5 x 2.9 cm, 44.4 gm (5 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in., 0.1 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.142

Medium or Technique

Paper, postage stamps, tin, and other mixed media

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

A sardine tin can with the top rolled back revealing an interior lined with paper bearing ink handwriting, a pair of 2 cent red postage stamps each with a bust of George Washington, an image of George Washington framed in a lancet-shaped metal frame, and an image of red and white stripes from the American flag mounted on metal and other supporting materials in the lower P.L. corner.

Signed

"R EBENDORF",one signature is incised, the other is in ink, both on rear of brooch

Provenance

Robert Ebendorf; Daphne Farago, March 11, 2001 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.