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Set of Gold and Enamel Jewelry

Set of Gold and Enamel Jewelry

1972

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John Paul Miller

(American, 1918-2013)

Gold, enamel

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Leisy and family 2009.92

Fun Fact

The artist was inspired by the natural world in making this gold and enamel sea creature pendant.

Description

Miller’s considerable prowess in making jewelry is evident in his lavish use of difficult techniques such as granulation—an ancient practice of attaching tiny beads of gold without solder, which he is credited with rediscovering—and multicolor enameling.

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