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"Ghost Oracle" Pendant-brooch

Designer:
William Harper (American, born Bucyrus, Ohio, 1944)
Date:
1978
Medium:
Gold, enamel, silver, pearls
Dimensions:
H. 5, W. 4 inches (12.7 x 10.2 cm.) Chain Length: 20 inches (50.8 cm.)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Mitzner, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.372ab
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.
Signature: Signed and dated: William Harper 1978
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One of a Kind: The Studio Craft Movement," December 22, 2006–December 2, 2007.

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