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Necklace, ca. 1948

This is a Necklace. It was designed by Betty Cooke. It is dated ca. 1948 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is silver, brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Based on her training as a sculptor and her own intuitive sense of good design, Betty Cooke’s jewelry features unadorned minimalist shapes and gently rounded corners as in this necklace.

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

  • Clock (USA)
  • mirror, aluminum, electric components.
  • Gift of Hank Horwitt.
  • 1991-140-4

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 13.9 × 14 × 0.8 cm (5 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 5/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On underside near hinge, stamped with COOKE

Cite this object as

Necklace, ca. 1948; Designed by Betty Cooke (American, b. 1924); silver, brass; H x W x D: 13.9 × 14 × 0.8 cm (5 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 5/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2017-2-1

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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