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Clockwork Love Wings Gold Necklace In Box, 2009

This is a Necklace in box. It was designed by Frank Tjepkema. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is chemically etched, gold-plated stainless steel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This necklace is composed of multiple layers of gears constructed in the shape of a heart with wings. Tjepkema uses this intricate form to convey how "matters of the heart are never simple," and are composed of moments in life, assembled like a complex clockwork and include a tiny key to the heart.

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

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 49 × 9.4 × 1.5 cm (19 5/16 × 3 11/16 × 9/16 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, gold square stamped, 'Clockwork Love Wings/Tjep'

Cite this object as

Clockwork Love Wings Gold Necklace In Box, 2009; Designed by Frank Tjepkema (Dutch, b. 1970); chemically etched, gold-plated stainless steel; H x W x D: 49 × 9.4 × 1.5 cm (19 5/16 × 3 11/16 × 9/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-111-a/d

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