Wednesday, 23 February 2011

VCA, Set in Style-Transformations: Detachable Brooch

This Van Cleef & Arpels brooch was made in New York in 1971. It belongs to the "Transformations" section at the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition. The wings come off to become earrings, the tail can be stripped out as another smaller brooch and the pendant can be worn separately!. Not my style, but it is definitely imaginative and practical.

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