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Photo: John Bigelow Taylor, 2008

Merry Renk (United States, 1921–2012)

"White Cloud" Wedding Crown
Date: 1968
3 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (7.6 x 15.9 x 15.9 cm)
Medium: Formed and pounded 14k yellow gold sheet, wire, cultured pearls
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design; gift of the Johnson Wax Company, through the American Craft Council, 1977
Object number: 1977.2.73
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DescriptionTwo rows of interlocking gold sheets form the circle of this crown. Each sheet is cut with a repeating pattern in the shape of alternating rows of flattened spoons; two of the rows are highly reflective, while the other two have a smooth, matte surface. Atop the highest row sit 240 tiny pearls attached to v-shaped wires, peppering the crown with a subtle shine.
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