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Brooch, 2005

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Ritsuko Ogura. It is dated 2005 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is rolled, pasted, and cut corrugated cardboard, silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ogura uses disposable packing cardboard from which she carefully cuts cross-sections to enliven the textures, emphasizing that the appeal of this brooch stems solely from her manipulations of the humble material.

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: 8.9 × 10.2 ×9.2 cm (3 1/2 × 4 × 3 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Mark on inside, stamped on silver support - cipher within a circle/ SILVER / JAPAN / unnown stamp.

Cite this object as

Brooch, 2005; Designed by Ritsuko Ogura (Japanese, b. 1951); rolled, pasted, and cut corrugated cardboard, silver; H x W x D: 8.9 × 10.2 ×9.2 cm (3 1/2 × 4 × 3 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-80-a

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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