Bonbonnière

A work made of silver and cloisonné enamel.

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  • A work made of silver and cloisonné enamel.

Date:

1938

Artist:

Margret Craver
American, 1907–2010
Wichita, Kansas

About this artwork

Trained in the Arts and Crafts tradition of metalworking, Margaret Craver was nonetheless influenced by instructors at Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, mid-20th-century America’s premier design center. As a result, she created handcrafted hollowware and jewelry out of traditional materials such as sterling silver and enamel, yet she imbued her dynamic pieces with colorful, energetic patterns. In this work, Craver married the smooth surfaces, decorative flourishes, and exquisite workmanship of Scandinavian design with the unified geometry of Art Deco decoration.

On View

American Art, Gallery 264

Artist

Margret Craver

Title

Bonbonnière

Origin

Wichita

Date

1938

Medium

Silver and cloisonné enamel

Inscriptions

marked on bottom: "STERLING/c"

Dimensions

5.7 × 13.4 × 13.4 cm (2 3/4 × 5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.); 540.2 g

Credit Line

Americana Fund

Reference Number

1985.516a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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