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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1970

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Ring, ca. 1960

This is a Ring. It was made by Francisco Rebajes. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1990. Its medium is silver, mother-of-pearl, 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.

  • Pendant, ca. 1950–60
  • silver.
  • Gift of Eitel and Frances Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes.
  • 1990-108-13

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, ca. 1960; Made by Francisco Rebajes (American, b. Dominican Republic, 1907 - 1990); silver, mother-of-pearl, 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

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