Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1950-1970

GUSN

GUSN-271960

Description

Each oval, cup-shaped earring in this pair is made from anodized brass and set with a pearl slightly off-center. The earrings attach to the ears with screws set on the back. Each earring is stamped with the maker's mark on the back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
brass (alloy)
pearl (animal material)
Earring

Label

Hogan & Bolas was a small jewelry company begun by Robert Hogan and Deborah Bolas while they were students at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1940s. They experimented with copper and brass, enamel and wire wrapping. Their designs are excellent examples of mid-century aesthetics, combining biomorphic forms with smooth, minimalist finishes and a hint of whimsy. The company is still in business, although sold to a new owner in 1991, in North Providence, Rhode Island.

Inscription

HOGAN BOLAS (stamped)

Additional Identification Number

1984.1396.1-.2

Maker

Hogan & Bolas (Artist, Designer)

Location of Origin

RI

Dimensions

7/8 x 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.1396AB

Places

Rhode Island (United States)
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)