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  • We acquired this object.

1922

  • Work on this object began.

1932

  • Work on this object ended.

2017

2021

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Necklaces And Bracelets, Giraffe, ca. 1927

This is a Necklaces and Bracelets.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Anonymous as part of The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

It is dated ca. 1927. Its medium is red and black lacquer and oréum.

Jean Dunand’s expertise in enameling extended to jewelry. His exotic Giraffe necklaces and bracelets of about 1927 were seductive and colorful adornments, especially when worn dancing.

It is credited Lent by Siegelson, New York.

  • Cache-pot, ca. 1920
  • oxidized repoussé copper, colored lacquer.
  • Stephen E. Kelly/Kelly Gallery, New York.
  • 38.2016.4

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Vase, Lions, 1926
  • kiln-cast glass (pâte-de-verre).
  • Lent by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Henry H. Hawley, 1995.92.
  • 48.2016.9

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (necklace): 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.) H x diam. (necklace): 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) H x diam. (necklace): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.) H x diam. (bracelet): 6 cm (2 3/8 in.) H x diam. (bracelet): 6.7 cm (2 5/8 in.) H x diam. (bracelet): 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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