"Three Hole" brass cuff by Art Smith

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Designed by
Smith, Art, American, 1917 - 1982
Owned by
Williams, Anne, American, born 1924
Signed by
Smith, Art, American, 1917 - 1982
Medium
brass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 × 2 1/2 × 2 in. (7.6 × 6.4 × 5.1 cm)
Type
bracelets (jewelry)
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1946-1979
Description
A brass cuff with three holes. There is an opening on the back where it goes over the wrist. The "holes" are curved openings with pointed ends that stick out. The design is not symmetrical. There are two holes on the top and one on the bottom. The holes are textured. The insides are rippled and the designs around the outside of the holes are crackled. The cuff has an uneven color and minor scratches. The inside of the cuff is a darker color and has Art Smith's signature carved into it.
Topic
African American
Art
Craftsmanship
Design
Fashion
Ornamentation
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.174.3
Restrictions & Rights
© Estate of Art Smith
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Collection title
Art Smith Jewelry Collection
Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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