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Serie Kasten (Box Series) Necklace With Pendants And Box, 1993

This is a Necklace with Pendants and Box. It was designed by Hermann Jünger. It is dated 1993 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is lapis lazuli, hematite, gold, painted wood (box). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This necklace with interchangeable components is one of Jünger’s later works in which he allows the wearer to decide which pendants to string on the fine gold wire, encouraging a further relationship between maker and wearer. When the necklace is not being worn, the individual components have a separate life as an abstract composition within the compartments of the box.

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

  • Vanity Case, ca. 1927
  • lapis lazuli, carved jade, carved ruyi, coral, diamonds, lacquer, mirrored....
  • Lent by Private Collection.
  • 13.2016.89

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (case open): 2.3 × 15.6 × 29.1 cm (7/8 × 6 1/8 × 11 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Holder, lower section, between cavities for pandants and necklace: "76" (stamped) / silver disk with cypher / "93" (stamped)

Cite this object as

Serie Kasten (Box Series) Necklace With Pendants And Box, 1993; Designed by Hermann Jünger (German, 1928 - 2005); lapis lazuli, hematite, gold, painted wood (box); H x W x D (case open): 2.3 × 15.6 × 29.1 cm (7/8 × 6 1/8 × 11 7/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-54-a/f

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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