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Bird Slip-on Brooch, 2012

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Iris Eichenberg. It is dated 2012 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is sheet copper, electroformed copper, ribbon (silk). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This brooch, shaped like an abstracted bird, does not get pinned or clipped to clothing as do traditional brooches, but is set on a large black panel that rests directly against the body, under the wearer’s clothing.

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

  • Medal
  • copper.
  • 1942-88-1
  • Teapot And Lid (USA), 1988
  • silver-plated electroformed copper, anodized aluminum, onyx.
  • Purchase in memory of Mildred Rosenberg, Gift of her Family..
  • 1992-33-1-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 9 × 14.5 × 4.2 cm (3 9/16 × 5 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Bird Slip-on Brooch, 2012; Designed by Iris Eichenberg (German, b. 1965); sheet copper, electroformed copper, ribbon (silk); H x W x D: 9 × 14.5 × 4.2 cm (3 9/16 × 5 11/16 × 1 5/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-22

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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