Brooch, ca. 1985
This is a Brooch. It was designed by Francesco Pavan. It is dated ca. 1985 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is gold, silver, copper, nickel silver (argentan). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This brooch is emblematic of Pavan's exploration of a geometrical language in jewelry. Here, he formed a triangle from a new "fabric" made of multiple metals, which grew out of his earlier experiments in reducing gold to thin sheets. Pavan combined different metals to create a woven effect.
This object was
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: 8.1 × 8.8 × 2.4 cm (3 3/16 × 3 7/16 × 15/16 in.)
It has the following markings
On interior edge, 'Pd 176 PAVAN' (Pd - Palladium)
Cite this object as
Brooch, ca. 1985; Designed by Francesco Pavan (Italian, b. 1937); gold, silver, copper, nickel silver (argentan); H x W x D: 8.1 × 8.8 × 2.4 cm (3 3/16 × 3 7/16 × 15/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-82
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.