Modernist copper cuff bracelet by Art Smith

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Designed by
Smith, Art, American, 1917 - 1982
Medium
copper
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 1/4 × 2 5/16 × 1 5/8 in. (5.7 × 5.9 × 4.1 cm)
Type
jewelry
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1950
Description
A modernist copper cuff bracelet made by Art Smith.
The bracelet has an organic wave shaped design and features an abstract oval hole with a raised edge on the front. The edge of the cut out and the edges of the bracelet are a warm copper, with a darker swath through the center. The cuff is nearly cylindrical shape with an opening at the back to fit around the wrist.
There are some small scuffs and areas of discoloration on the exterior of the cuff.
The interior of the cuff is mostly dark black/green in color from the patina. There is an engraved signature which reads "Art Smith".
Topic
African American
Art
Craftsmanship
Design
Fashion
Ornamentation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.173.1
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of Art Smith
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Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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