Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain Wedding Crown

merry renk (American, 1921–2012)

Object Place: San Francisco, California, United States


Overall: 8.5 x 27 cm, 0.1 kg (3 3/8 x 10 5/8 in., 0.2 lb.) Other (Overall): 8.5cm (3 3/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, pearls, plique a jour enamel

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Jewelry / Adornment

A circlet of overlapping V’s of 1 mm. silver wire with fused ends, soldered at the crossings, with two secondary rows of smaller V’s. Twenty jewels are on small vertical posts attached to the ends of the second row of V’s: five stars of six seed pearls each alternate with five raindrops of blue plique-a-jour enamel, five suns of gold wire posts with fused ends, five moons of green enamel. (from card)


Purchased from the artist in the mid 1970's by Joan Pearson Watkins; to MFA October 31, 1984, gift.

Credit Line

Gift in honor of Rose R. Jockwig


© renk