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Grey Heron Airplane Ring Object With Ring, 2006

This is a Object with Ring. It was designed by Felieke van der Leest. It is dated 2006 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is textile (viscose, polyester/polyamide), plastic heron, 14kt white gold, glass beads, marcasite. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Felieke van der Leest endeavors to give jewelry a life even when not being worn: "Jewelry is kept in a box or drawer [at home], but in the case of this ring, you can wear the Heron as a ring, and return it to the landing strip and it is a sculpture!”

This object was donated by Susan Lewin. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Overall): 5 × 13 × 7.5 cm (1 15/16 × 5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in.) H x W x D (Part a (Ring)): 5 × 7 × 6.5 cm (1 15/16 × 2 3/4 × 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D (Part b,c (Textile)): 2.7 × 13 × 7.5 cm (1 1/16 × 5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

on underside of heron, stitched in grey yarn "fl" in script

Cite this object as

Grey Heron Airplane Ring Object With Ring, 2006; Designed by Felieke van der Leest ; textile (viscose, polyester/polyamide), plastic heron, 14kt white gold, glass beads, marcasite; H x W x D (Overall): 5 × 13 × 7.5 cm (1 15/16 × 5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in.) H x W x D (Part a (Ring)): 5 × 7 × 6.5 cm (1 15/16 × 2 3/4 × 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D (Part b,c (Textile)): 2.7 × 13 × 7.5 cm (1 1/16 × 5 1/8 × 2 15/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-113-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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