Evening Purse, 2014-2015
This is a Evening purse. It was designed by Michael Izrael Galmer. It is dated 2014-2015 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is cast, chased, and electroformed silver, partly gilt silver, and mesh silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In this evening bag featuring a chrysanthemum motif, Galmer mixes new and traditional techniques and materials for a fresh take on a well-established form and decorative theme. After creating concept drawings and a series of models and molds, he hand-chased a silver master form to create the resin mold from which the final product emerges. He then applies gilding and details like the clasp and flexible mesh side panels. He centered the fine chain strap on each side of this bag so it would not hang unevenly.
This object was
Michael Izrael Galmer.
It is credited
Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 11.4 × 14.6 × 5.1 cm (4 1/2 in. × 5 3/4 in. × 2 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped on edge, "GALMER SILVER" in oval
Cite this object as
Evening Purse, 2014-2015; Designed by Michael Izrael Galmer (American, b. Soviet Union, 1947); cast, chased, and electroformed silver, partly gilt silver, and mesh silver; H x W x D: 11.4 × 14.6 × 5.1 cm (4 1/2 in. × 5 3/4 in. × 2 in.); Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer; 2015-38-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making | Breaking: New Arrivals.