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Brooch, 2008

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Petra Zimmermann. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is polymethylacrylate, found black glass, printing ink, onyx beads, silver leaf, blackened silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The form, scale, and materials of this brooch reflect not only an interest in costume jewelry, but a fascination with the constructed world of Hollywood glamour in an earlier era.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 11.8 × 14 × 4 cm (4 5/8 × 5 1/2 × 1 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, etched: P. Zimmermann (in script) / 06

Cite this object as

Brooch, 2008; Designed by Petra Zimmermann (Austrian, b. 1975); polymethylacrylate, found black glass, printing ink, onyx beads, silver leaf, blackened silver; H x W x D: 11.8 × 14 × 4 cm (4 5/8 × 5 1/2 × 1 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-124

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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