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H: 3.4 cm, L: 3 cm, W: 2.4 cm
Not on Display
about 1950-about 1953
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Gift of Elsa Freund
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Transparent yellow-green non-lead scrap glass, yellow-green glaze, terra cotta colored clay; metallic silver; clay formed by hand, bisque fired, glazed on one side and set with broken colored glass then fired again; hammered silver wire; adhesive used to attach wire to clay. Ring with large ovoid glass "stone" of crazed yellow-green glass on thickly glazed ceramic pad; ends of silver wire mount embedded in short ends of ceramic pad, parts of wire hammered flat in some places, wire sweeps across "stone" in a large loop then spirals swirls around to form three circle finger ring (space between each circle); impressed on back of clay: "S (then undistinguishable and obscured)".
Freund, Elsa (Elsie) Marie Bates (American, 1912-2001), Source