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Knitted Necklace/Body Ornament Necklace/body Ornament

This is a necklace/body ornament. It was designed by Arline Fisch and made by Arline Fisch. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is coated copper wire (machine-knitted), silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Made to be worn over the shoulders, this garment-like ornament plays with the idea of the body and scale of jewelry. The piece is embellished with a large central floral form that is repeated in tiny scattered silver florets. The florets on the long, colorful, flowing elements become sources of sparkle as the wearer moves.

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

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  • H x W: 190.5 × 160 cm (6 ft. 3 in. × 5 ft. 3 in.).
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  • 1993-148-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (overall): 115.57 x 35.6 x 7.62 cm (45 1/2 x 14 x 3 in.) H x W (Front): 20.3 × 35.6 cm (8 × 14 in.) H x W (Back): 114.3 × 35.6 cm (45 × 14 in.)

Cite this object as

Knitted Necklace/Body Ornament Necklace/body Ornament; Designed by Arline Fisch (American, b. 1931); coated copper wire (machine-knitted), silver; H x W x D (overall): 115.57 x 35.6 x 7.62 cm (45 1/2 x 14 x 3 in.) H x W (Front): 20.3 × 35.6 cm (8 × 14 in.) H x W (Back): 114.3 × 35.6 cm (45 × 14 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-31

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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