William Harper (American, born Bucyrus, Ohio, 1944)
Gold, enamel, silver, pearls
H. 5, W. 4 inches (12.7 x 10.2 cm.)
Chain Length: 20 inches (50.8 cm.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Mitzner, 1980
Not on view
William Harper resurrected the medieval technique of cloisonné enamel that had captivated such turn-of-the-century artist-designers as René Lalique, C. R. Ashbee, and Alexander Fisher. Like the Arts and Crafts artisans before him, Harper revels in combinations of color-rich materials.
Inscription: Signed and dated: William Harper 1978
London. Electrum Gallery. "William Harper," October 23–November 10, 1979.
New York. Kennedy Galleries. "The Art of William Harper: Enameled Jewelry and Objects," June 2–July 3, 1981.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement," December 22, 2006–December 2, 2007, no catalogue.
Artist: William Harper (American, born Bucyrus, Ohio, 1944)Date: 1993Medium: 14K and 24K gold, gold cloisonné enamel on fine silver, sterling silver, tourmalines, and pearlAccession: 2007.384.21On view in:Not on view