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AS004 Vintage Art Smith sterling silver and rutilated quartz necklace; circa 1960s to 1970s
Origin: New York, NY
Dimensions: 10" end to end plus 2.63" gap; quartz ball is marble-sized; 30.9 gm
Condition: Excellent
Provenance: Private Collection. A similar necklace can be seen in Marbeth Schon’s ‘Modernist Jewelry 1930 – 1960 The Wearable Art Movement’, page 72.
Price: $2,600.00

Art Smith’s silver neck band encircles a glowing orb of rutilated quartz, swooping to capture it in mid-flight and dance ecstatically around it. The quartz orb rests in the hollow along the collarbone, the silver bands flowing away from it asymmetrically. Smith’s dynamic body art was inspired by modern dance, jazz and surrealism. This superb piece is all that …


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