Rhinoceros Brooch

Rhinoceros Brooch

1974

John Paul Miller

(American, 1918-2013)

Gold

Overall: 5.1 x 5.1 cm (2 x 2 in.)

In memory of Ann White Kennedy, gift of her family 1979.35

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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