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This is a Plume.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated 1926. Its medium is diamonds, platinum.

Jewelry became more sculptural during the 1920s. This plume of 1926 by Van Cleef & Arpels features individual feather elements scrolling over others, in a subtle but complicated structure.

It is credited Private Collection.

  • Brooch
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Neil Lane Collection.
  • 59.2016.16

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

  • Bow Brooch
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.12

Its dimensions are

L x W: 15.6 × 2.5 cm (6 1/8 in. × 1 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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