This brooch demonstrates Fukuchi’s contemporary interpretation of traditional Japanese lacquerware as she covers the carved wooden form with multiple layers of red Urushi lacquer to accentuate the contours of its amoeba-like shape.
It is credited
Promised gift to the Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 9 × 7.7 × 2.8 cm (3 9/16 × 3 1/16 × 1 1/8 in.)
It has the following markings
On reverse, stamped on pin bracket, 'KYOKO/JAPAN'
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.