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2014

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2016

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Multipearl Earring, from Gold Vein Fall / Winter 2014 collection

This is a Multipearl earring. It was designed by Delfina Delettrez.

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

It is dated 2014. Its medium is pearls, gold.

A simple combination of four pearls and small, gold loops make up this elegant ear cuff. The pearls, which vary in size, appear to float from their gold moorings, magically suspended as individual objects when worn. Delettrez is a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family.

It is credited Courtesy of Delfina Delettrez.

Our curators have highlighted 13 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Earrings (Italy)
  • seed pearls, metal.
  • Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.
  • 1946-50-41-a,b
  • Earring
  • marcasite.
  • Bequest of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1931-6-174-a,b
  • Rattle (USA)
  • silver, shell [mother of pearl].
  • Gift of Dorothy Warren.
  • 1985-1-1

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

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