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White Worm Brooch, 1991

This is a Brooch. It was designed by William Harper and made by William Harper. It is dated 1991 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is gold, cloisonné enamel on silver, citrine, pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

For the White Worm brooch, jeweler William Harper combined enameling with gemstones and a pearl embellishment for an overall iridescent effect full of light and movement.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

White Worm Brooch, 1991; Designed by William Harper (American, b. 1944); USA; gold, cloisonné enamel on silver, citrine, pearl; H x W x D: 12 x 4.4 x 1.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 9/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1991-60-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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