50 x 3.5 x 1 cm (19 11/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 in.)
Bequest of Frances P. Taft, Trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art, 1973-2017 2017.202
Drawings and preliminary studies exist for this work within the CMA archives.
The Taft Anniversary Necklace was commissioned by Seth Taft as a gift for his wife on their golden anniversary of 50 years of marriage. Miller had previously created two smaller, less ambitious works in this “gold nugget” or “fragment” style in 1971 and 1986, but the Taft necklace synthesizes his understanding of weight, balance, texture, and form in a way unlike any other work before or after. It is a masterwork of goldsmithing and represents a pinnacle in his career.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.