Necklace

Necklace

1953

John Paul Miller

(American, 1918-2013)

Gold

Overall: 43.2 cm (17 in.); Pendant: 7 x 4.6 cm (2 3/4 x 1 13/16 in.)

Silver Jubilee Treasure Fund 1953.181

Description

John Paul Miller's fascination with jewelry technique emerged in his groundbreaking rediscovery in the early 1950s of granulation, an ancient, forgotten technique of fusing gold beads to a gold surface without using solder. The fleeting creatures of earth, sea, and sky, such as the insect on this necklace, became his muses, inspiring a body of work full of curiously textured forms.

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Who was John Paul Miller?
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Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Gold

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