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Sensuous Thorn Bracelet, 2011

This is a Bracelet. It was designed by Shana Kroiz. It is dated 2011 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is cast and oxidized silver, copper wire. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Kroiz created this bracelet as a flowing form that celebrates the female body and sensuality, and uses the wrist as its pedestal. She drew inspiration from a combination of primitive tools and aquatic sea life. Kroiz used the lost wax casting method to create the cuff-like bracelet, first carving the form in wax, then casting it in silver, and finally embellishing it with other metals and bracelet findings.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.6 × 8.3 × 3.5 cm (2 5/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Inside rim at hinge, etched: Kroiz / 925

Cite this object as

Sensuous Thorn Bracelet, 2011; Designed by Shana Kroiz (American, b. 1967); cast and oxidized silver, copper wire; H x W x D: 6.6 × 8.3 × 3.5 cm (2 5/8 × 3 1/4 × 1 3/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-60

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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