Ebony, turquoise, rhodolite garnet, enamel, sterling silver, 14K yellow gold, mother of pearl - Circa 1980
Earl Pardon's ebony enamel brooch is an exploration of his interest in the late 1970s and early 1980s in organic materials like wood, ivory and bold, almost calligraphic or brush-stroke forms, like this long curved brooch. The colorful enamel mosaics, each one individually created and assembled in sterling silver, curve towards the inlaid ebony segment, overlaid in part with triangular 14K gold on silver, rhodolite garnet and mother of pearl. Pardon's colorful jewels are a signature style for this Modernist whose artistic investigations in precious metal, from 1953 to 1991, are museum-worthy works.
• 6.13" (15.57cm) length of brooch
• 0.50" (1.27cm) maximum width of brooch
• Sterling silver pin catch
• One of a kind
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