John Paul Miller (American, 1918-2013)
gold and enamel, Pendant: 6.1 x 2.6 cm (2 3/8 x 1 in.); Chain: 36.9 cm (14 1/2 in.). Silver Jubilee Treasure Fund 1956.113
Artist John Paul Miller demonstrates a mastery of metalworking techniques in this snail pendant brooch. Miller often used a technique he rediscovered in the early 1950s whereby gold granulation was applied to the surface to decorate the snailâ€™s body and antennae, while multicolored enameling enlivens its shell.
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