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Brooch, Piece 8, 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 polyamide, ytong aerated concrete block, sponge, resin, foam.

Fleischhut creates evocative pieces of jewelry by combining precious materials with less valuable items. This brooch from Fleischhut’s How Long Is Now collection is made with common materials such as concrete, sponge, and foam. Fleischhut honors these materials with the same care and consideration she would bestow upon amethyst or topaz.

It is credited Courtesy of Ornamentum Gallery.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ring, 1950s
  • silver, copper, stone.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eitel Groeschke in memory of Pauline and Frank Rebajes.
  • 1990-138-5
  • Bracelet (Norway), 1986
  • silver.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin and from General Acquisitions....
  • 1998-60-1
  • Venus Brooch, 1990
  • costume jewelry fragments, moulded plastic, moulded and cut glass, lead, tin,....
  • Gift of Helen W. Drutt English.
  • 1991-129-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7 × 7 × 9 cm (2 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)

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

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