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Brooch - Street vendor 4

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  • Object:

    Brooch

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    2009 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hoogeboom, Peter, born 1961 (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bamboo, with silver and steel fittings, and with porcelain and stoneware vesels attached with raffia.

  • Credit Line:

    The Louise Klapisch Collection, given by Suzanne Selvi

  • Museum number:

    M.33-2014

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Ceramics have been an important feature of Peter Hoogeboom’s jewellery since the mid-1990s and these tiny vessels (which he makes) are a recurring feature in his work. Conscious that clay has been used for body adornment since earliest times, he brings an innovative instinct more usually seen in clay vessels than clay jewellery. ‘Instead of using massive beads, in each new series, I try to find new ways to make ceramics supple and wearable. Using slip casted hollow elements contributes to a lighter weight and keeping them relatively small and/or closed adds to their strength’.

Peter Hoogeboom has acknowledged a fascination for ethnographic museums and has written that ‘When people tell me my jewellery seems to come from some unknown far away culture, I realize my love for ethnographics must show through’. This brooch, from the series Year of the Ox, was inspired by Chinese ways of packaging and carrying foods.

This brooch is one of forty-five pieces of jewellery given to the V&A from the collection of the late Louise Klapisch.

Physical description

The brooch comprises a spiral of bamboo, the ends capped with silver, decorated with miniature ceramic forms. Four brown lidded pots are attached with string, six green gourd-shaped vessels are tied on with raffia, all have a tiny red circle bearing a Chinese motif. A steel double pin attaches to the back.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)

Date

2009 (made)

Artist/maker

Hoogeboom, Peter, born 1961 (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Bamboo, with silver and steel fittings, and with porcelain and stoneware vesels attached with raffia.

Dimensions

Height: 100 mm, Width: 100 mm, Depth: 40 mm

Descriptive line

Brooch of ceramic elements, bamboo, silver and textile. Desiged and made by Peter Hoogeboom, Netherlands, 2009

Materials

Bamboo; Silver; Porcelain; Raffia; String; Steel; Stoneware

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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