10.2 cm (4 in.)
Museum purchase from various donors by exchange 2019.38
Winifred Mason was an influential African American artisan who created bold designs for jewelry in the 1940s.
Winifred Mason’s work in jewelry reflected the taste for African-inspired decorative art that developed in the 1920s and ’30s in cosmopolitan settings. An African American female working in a largely white male-dominated trade, Mason broke new ground with her bold designs reminiscent of tribal African adornments. Her work was influential among artisans working in Greenwich Village in New York City, among them jeweler Art Smith, who she mentored and encouraged.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Is something not working on this page? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.