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Earrings, 2013

This is a Earrings.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from FD Gallery Collection as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is copper, white gold, sapphires, spinels, rubellite, tourmaline.

These extraordinary earrings were handcrafted in the atelier of Hemmerle, a firm with a long tradition of jewelry making. In 1895, Hemmerle was appointed purveyor to the Royal Bavarian Court. In 1995, Stefan Hemmerle took control of the firm with his wife, Sylveli. In 2006, they were joined by their son, Christian, and his wife, Yasmin. Nature is an endless source of inspiration. The design of the jewelry is a collaborative process for the family and their workshop. Each piece is shaped through iterative sketches—some taking up to five hundred hours to complete. Hemmerle pairs high-quality stones with a distinctive mix of metals—here, copper, and gold.

It is credited Courtesy of FD Gallery.

  • Insect Figure, 1937
  • earthenware, glaze.
  • Museum purchase from the Misses Hewitt Fund.
  • 1937-62-8

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 6.7 × 2.9 × 1.3 cm (2 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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