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Alexandra S. Watkins papers relating to Miye Matsukata, 1969-1980

Watkins, Alexandra Solowij, 1933-



Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Forty slides (1969-1979) taken by Watkins of jewelry and a bathroom frieze designed by Miye Matsukata, two press releases (1980), and three photocopies of clippings (1979) concerning Matsukata and her work, one is an obituary.

Biographical/Historical Note

Watkins is a jeweler, goldsmith, Boston, Massachusetts who headed jeweler Miye Matsukata's workshop for many years and photographed pieces as they were returned for cleaning or repair. Miye Matsukata (1922-1981) was a Japanese American jewelry designer and metalsmith based in Boston, Massachusetts. She worked at her jewelry firm Janiye in Boston from 1950 to her death.


Donated 1985 by Alexandra Solowij Watkins.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Alexandra S. Watkins papers relating to Miye Matsukata, 1969-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.