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Brooch, 2002

This is a brooch. It was designed by Graziano Visintin. It is dated 2002 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is gold, niello, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This brooch by Graziano Visentin, the present director of the Padua School, maintains the school’s characteristic sensitivity to the properties of gold while achieving extraordinary atmospheric effects by applying enamel and black niello to his softly shimmering gold surfaces. Visintin’s design drawing for the brooch, also in the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, reveals his artistic process as he worked out the relationships between form and color.

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

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Brooch, 1991
  • paper, plexiglas, cloth tape.
  • Gift of Ivy Ross.
  • 1992-194-2

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9.1 × 7.9 × 1.2 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/8 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

on reverse, along right edge, '.VISINTIN.2002'

Cite this object as

Brooch, 2002; Designed by Graziano Visintin (Italian, b. 1954); gold, niello, enamel; H x W x D: 9.1 × 7.9 × 1.2 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/8 × 1/2 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-117

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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