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Tourmaline Brooch II Brooch, 1980

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Eleanor Moty. It is dated 1980 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, polished tourmaline quartz, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Eleanor Moty utilizes tourmaline quartz in her jewelry—the inclusions in the clear crystal of this brooch exploit the effects of light, space, and structure.

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

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 5.8 × 5.4 × 1.4 cm (2 5/16 × 2 1/8 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Engraved on reverse, 'Moty '80 Sterling'

Cite this object as

Tourmaline Brooch II Brooch, 1980; Designed by Eleanor Moty (American, b. 1945); silver, polished tourmaline quartz, ivory; H x W x D: 5.8 × 5.4 × 1.4 cm (2 5/16 × 2 1/8 × 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-73

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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