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Brooch, 2010

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Petra Zimmermann. It is dated 2010. Its medium is polymethyl methacrylate, crushed pearls, rhinestones, smoky quartz, lacquer, gold leaf, blackened silver. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Zimmermann's interest in costume jewelry and a bygone era of glamor is expressed here as an abundance of rhinestones and intensely hued plastic set to resemble a bright, sparkling floral form.

It is credited Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Pair Of Earrings, ca. 1950
  • electro-plated metal, rhinestones, semi-precious stones, glass beads.
  • Gift of Bartholomew Voorsanger.
  • 2016-48-2-a,b

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.7 × 13.6 × 5.6 cm (5 in. × 5 3/8 in. × 2 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, etched: P. Zimmermann (in script) / 10

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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