This object is currently on display in room 203 as part of Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

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Object Timeline

1948

  • Work on this object began.

2017

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.

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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

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