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Brooch, ca. 1995

This is a Brooch. It was designed by John Iversen. It is dated ca. 1995 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cast bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

A master metalsmith and artist, Iversen creates his brooch directly from nature in a process similar to lost wax casting augmented by technical interventions that reserve the delicate veins and ragged edges of the leaf.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W: 15.9 × 10.8 × 1.1 cm (6 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse: etched "IVERSEN"

Cite this object as

Brooch, ca. 1995; Designed by John Iversen (German, b.1953); cast bronze; H x W: 15.9 × 10.8 × 1.1 cm (6 1/4 × 4 1/4 × 7/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-46

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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