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Postpriori II Brooch

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Jamie Bennett. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is enamel on electroformed copper, silver, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Jamie Bennett works exclusively with opaque enamel, avoiding illusionary space to focus purely on the surface relationships of color and pattern, The two-dimensional approach in his Postpriori series celebrates the decorative nature of jewelry with influences from both western and non-western historical motifs.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Cup/bowl (USA)
  • earthenware.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1992-39-16

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.5 × 6.5 × 1.3 cm (2 9/16 × 2 9/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse: Bottom right, stamped on metal disk: "Bennett' (in script); signed in red on yellow enamel quadrant: "Bennett (in script) / 07 /Posteriori"

Cite this object as

Postpriori II Brooch; Designed by Jamie Bennett (American, b. 1948); enamel on electroformed copper, silver, gold; H x W x D: 6.5 × 6.5 × 1.3 cm (2 9/16 × 2 9/16 × 1/2 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-6

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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