This is a Necklace. It was designed by Daniel Kruger. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is clear and mirrored arcylic glass, pressed and layered flower petals and leaves, insects, silver, pigment. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
In this necklace Kruger captures the chaotic patterns of flowers and insects behind glass in the manner of traditional lockets or portrait cameos while alluding to the scientific views of organisms under a microscope.
This object was
It is credited
The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
32.5 x 15.7 x 1.1 cm (12 13/16 x 6 3/16 x7/16 in)
It has the following markings
Marked on reverse of center oval: stamped with conjoined 'DK/5/925', slight green coloration within 925
Cite this object as
Necklace, 2015; Designed by Daniel Kruger (German, b. 1951, South Africa); clear and mirrored arcylic glass, pressed and layered flower petals and leaves, insects, silver, pigment; 32.5 x 15.7 x 1.1 cm (12 13/16 x 6 3/16 x7/16 in); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-61
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.