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Brooch, 1995

This is a brooch. It was designed by Giampaolo Babetto. It is dated 1995 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is molded, pressed, folded and stippled gold sheet with applied pigment. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Padua school was founded in the late 1940s by Mario Pinton, whose geometrically-inspired works transformed the traditional goldsmith's art of Padua's nineteenth-century Istituto Pietro Selvatico. Giampaolo Babetto, considered the most renowned of Pinton's students, is known for exploring spatial relations and structures strongly influenced by the mathematical proportions found in Palladian buildings. This is evident in the rigorous geometry of this brooch, highlighted by the contrast between the textured gold surface and the intense hue of the blue interior.

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

  • Matchsafe
  • gold.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1980-14-198
  • Matchsafe
  • gold.
  • Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.
  • 1978-146-52

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Brooch
  • H x W x D: 8 x 4.2 x 2 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 13/16 in.).
  • 1975-49-4

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 6.2 × 4 × 2.6 cm (2 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in. × 1 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, 'BABETTO.1995.' inscribed on second line '397."unreadable cipher.18k.'

Cite this object as

Brooch, 1995; Designed by Giampaolo Babetto (Italian, b. 1947); molded, pressed, folded and stippled gold sheet with applied pigment; H x W x D: 6.2 × 4 × 2.6 cm (2 7/16 in. × 1 9/16 in. × 1 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-1

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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