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Sasso Brooch, 2000

This is a Brooch. It was designed by Giorgio Vigna. It is dated 2000 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is electroformed copper, silver, mixed media, magnets (clasp). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Covered with silver granules, this brooch presents a modern interpretation of the ancient metalwork practice of granulation using electroforming to create a lightweight structure.

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

  • Stone (England)
  • H x W x D: 2 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.).
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1913-17-6

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 7.6 × 7 × 4.4 cm (3 in. × 2 3/4 in. × 1 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

On reverse, on clasp plate: etched signature "G Vigna" (in script)

Cite this object as

Sasso Brooch, 2000; Designed by Giorgio Vigna (Italian, b. 1955); electroformed copper, silver, mixed media, magnets (clasp); H x W x D: 7.6 × 7 × 4.4 cm (3 in. × 2 3/4 in. × 1 3/4 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-115

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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