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Cavea (23) Brooch

This is a brooch. It was designed by Melanie Isverding. It is dated 2013. Its medium is laser-cut, folded, and constructed silver elements, enamel, crushed hematite, glimmer, lacquer. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Isverding's jewelry exhibits her fascination with form, shape, and geometry. She creates repetitive spaces that are laser-cut and shaped into "pods" that hang from the brooch,filling the spaces with pulverized gemstones.

It is credited Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Passio Bassianus Necklace
  • patinated silver, black pearls, silk cord.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition and Monet Funds.
  • 1996-107-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.4 × 13.2 × 2 cm (4 7/8 × 5 3/16 × 13/16 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

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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