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Bracelet, ca. 1980

This is a bracelet. It was designed by Emmy van Leersum. It is dated ca. 1980 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is pvc, paper. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

While superficially resembling manufactured jewelry, the precise tubular shape of van Leersum's bracelet was skillfully crafted and finished to achieve the desired industrial aesthetic.

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 diam.: 7.8 × 6.1 cm (3 1/16 × 2 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp on edge of inside coil: EMMY V. LEERSUM

Cite this object as

Bracelet, ca. 1980; Designed by Emmy van Leersum (Dutch, 1930 - 1984); pvc, paper; H x diam.: 7.8 × 6.1 cm (3 1/16 × 2 3/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-114

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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