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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.
pearl (animal material)
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.
HOGAN BOLAS (stamped)
Hogan & Bolas (Artist, Designer)
7/8 x 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Bequest of Ise Gropius
Rhode Island (United States)
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)