Roofs Brooch, 2002
Zanella said of this brooch, that it “. . . seems like a card game, an architecture realized with gold slabs, remember[ing] a roof-top view on a sunny day.” She achieves this with a textured gold that she then enhances by adding orange and black lacquer, thus evoking bright sun and shadow on roof tiles.
This object was
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: 6 × 6.5 × 2.3 cm (2 3/8 × 2 9/16 × 7/8 in.)
It has the following markings
on reverse, 'Zanella 2002/Au 23 Kt'
Cite this object as
Roofs Brooch, 2002; engraved and lacquered gold, iron; H x W x D: 6 × 6.5 × 2.3 cm (2 3/8 × 2 9/16 × 7/8 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 2016-34-120
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.