This is a ring. It was made by Francisco Rebajes. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is hand-wrought silver, abalone, pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Ancient Middle Eastern cultures were some of the first to value pearls. Pearl shell and pearl-adorned objects have been found at archaeological sites across the Roman Empire. From flatware handles to jewelry, designers have prized pearls as iridescent decorative accents for a variety of objects of utility and personal adornment for centuries.
It is credited
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eitel Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 3 x 3 x 2.4 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 15/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Ring; Made by Francisco Rebajes (American, b. Dominican Republic, 1907 - 1990); hand-wrought silver, abalone, pearl; H x W x D: 3 x 3 x 2.4 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 15/16 in.); Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eitel Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes; 1990-138-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.