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Brooch, Piece 1, from How Long Is Now collection, 2014

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Jantje Fleischhut.

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

It is dated 2014. Its medium is matte translucent plastic, copper-bronze, silver, resin, sponge.

This brooch comes from Fleischhut’s How Long Is Now collection. The brooch expresses the combination of precious and non-precious materials by using copper and silver with plastic and sponge. The piece seems shaped by forces of nature as well as by human hands.

It is credited Courtesy of Ornamentum Gallery.

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Venus Brooch, 1990
  • costume jewelry fragments, molded plastic, molded and cut glass, lead, tin,....
  • Gift of Helen W. Drutt English.
  • 1991-129-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6 × 11 × 9.5 cm (2 3/8 × 4 5/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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