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untitled (15) Brooch, 1992

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Keith Lo Bue. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is assembled found objects (patinated metal pocket watch case, leaf, glass beads, crushed glass, 19th-century engravings, watchmaker's glass vial, cork, sand), glass paste, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

LoBue creates jewelry from materials he finds as he walks about the world. He collects old objects, imagining that they are ready to tell their story through his dreamlike pieces.

It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Watch
  • silver.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1967-48-27-a/c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.6 × 5.8 × 2.5 cm (3 in. × 2 5/16 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, signed in black ink: "Kieth LoBue (in script)__92"

Cite this object as

untitled (15) Brooch, 1992; Designed by Keith Lo Bue (American, b. 1964); assembled found objects (patinated metal pocket watch case, leaf, glass beads, crushed glass, 19th-century engravings, watchmaker's glass vial, cork, sand), glass paste, metal; H x W x D: 7.6 × 5.8 × 2.5 cm (3 in. × 2 5/16 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-68

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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