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Necklace, The Wave, from the Curiosity Collection, 2013

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Terhi Tolvanen.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Susan Beech as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is mother-of-pearl, cherrywood, cement, silver.

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.

  • Necklace
  • coral.
  • Gift of Mrs. Morris Ernst.
  • 1950-18-5
  • Necklace
  • coral.
  • Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel.
  • 1928-5-45-a,b

Our curators have highlighted 16 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Necklace, 2010
  • silver, white gold, jade, diamonds, knitted strand of agate beads.
  • Private Collection, New York.
  • 61.2015.1a,b

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.

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