Necklace, The Wave, from the Curiosity Collection, 2013
Cherrywood is the dominant structural element in the organic, faceted form of this necklace by Tolvanen. Mother-of-pearl is cut into translucent pieces and layered into a large cluster on top of the cherrywood base. Thin mother-of-pearl strips wrap around the sides of the necklace to meet at the clasp. The strength of the wood plays off the delicacy of the mother-of-pearl.
It is credited
Courtesy of Susan Beech and Ornamentum Gallery.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 5.1 × 25 cm (2 in. × 9 13/16 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.