This is a necklace. It is dated 2006. Its medium is molten tin poured on commercial brass chain then silver-plated and oxidized. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Mimlitsch-Gray spilled molten tin onto chain to allow random elements rather than goldsmith's practice to control the outcome. The deliberate use of plating, like applying makeup on the surface of the free form, is a transparent attempt to make precious what had been an accidental spill.
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: 27.5 × 15.3 × 0.5 cm (10 13/16 in. × 6 in. × 3/16 in.)
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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.