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Gyro Bangle Bracelet

This is a bracelet. It was designed by David Watkins. We acquired it in 2016. Its medium is silver, lathe turned aluminum. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Watkins was intrigued by the two aspects of the Gyro bracelet—animated when worn and inert when flat. Composed of pivoting concentric circles, this work is representative of Watkins’s clear, reductivist forms; the bracelet speaks to rationality and balanced proportion, yet creates a playful sculpture for the wrist.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin.

  • Necklace (Netherlands), 1972
  • aluminum, polyester, elastic.
  • Museum purchase from Smithsonian Institution Collection Acquisitions Program....
  • 1995-8-1

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Gyro Bangle Bracelet; Designed by David Watkins (English, b. 1940); silver, lathe turned aluminum; 2016-34-118

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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