Taft Anniversary Necklace

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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.
Taft Anniversary Necklace

Taft Anniversary Necklace


John Paul Miller

(American, 1918–2013)
America, 20th century

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