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Splatto brooch

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Dark gray metallic biomorphic shape.

Signed

" Joe Wood 2002" on applied plaque

Provenance

Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

"Splatto" silver brooch, black

2002

Object Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 6.4 x 7.6 x 3.2 cm (2 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2006.621

Medium or Technique

CAD, electroformed silver with patina. Silver surface is oxidized with sulphide to produce a black surface, which was then burnished with a soft brass brush and soapy water to achieve a finish that resembles hematite. One of the "Splatto" series, which was available in three finishes: plain bright, oxidized (sulphur patina), and brushed black.

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches