Art Smith (American, born Cuba, 1917-1982). <em>"Half & Half" Necklace</em>, designed by 1948. Silver, 6 11/16 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in. (17 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mark McDonald with thanks to Charles L. Russell, 2007.59. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.59_PS11.jpg)

"Half & Half" Necklace

Artist:Art Smith

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:designed by 1948

Dimensions: 6 11/16 x 7 9/16 x 7/8 in. (17 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm)


Museum Location: Decorative Art, 4th Floor


Accession Number: 2007.59

Image: 2007.59_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
A large, circular collar with positive and negative space. At proper left, a thin, organic, crescent-shaped element has three large perforations: two at top and bottom proper right, and one at top proper left. Two flattened wires loop through each of the perforations at proper right, and are bent into a series of curves. These wires are soldered together at the top to form a clasp with four striations. Another flattened semi-circular wire loops through the perforation at the top proper left of the crescent-shaped element and is then soldered together, connecting to the clasp from behind via a pin.

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