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Pin

Pin

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    2001 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Petersen, Bryan, born 1974 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    'Table Football' figure, pencils, paintbrush, rubber and base metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:

    M.25-2001

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This pin was made for the 'pin swap' at the annual conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths held in 2001 in Richmond, Virginia. It is part of a collection of pins made for this event by the students of Robert Ebendorf at East Carolina University, and presented to the V&A.

A 'pin swap' is an ice-breaking event often held at the start of American jewellery conferences. Delegates make a batch of inexpensive, original and distinctive pins or brooches which they then exchange with other attendees. It is intended to encourage people to circulate and socialise, and generates an ingenious if perhaps ephemeral array of commemorative work.

Physical description

'Table Football' figure in red shirt bisected in three dimensions by pencils of varying widths. One pencil resembling a witches hat and another, finished with a paintbrush, a broomstick.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

2001 (made)

Artist/maker

Petersen, Bryan, born 1974 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

'Table Football' figure, pencils, paintbrush, rubber and base metal

Marks and inscriptions

Unmarked

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 10.42 cm, Depth: 9.23 cm

Object history note

This pin was made for the 'pin swap' held at the 2001 conference of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Richmond, Virginia. It is part of a collection of pins made for this event by the students of Robert Ebendorf at East Carolina University, and given to Clare Phillips who represented the V&A at this conference (M.16-2001 to M.26-2001).

Historical context note

A 'pin swap' is an ice-breaking event traditionally held at the start of American jewellery conferences. Delegates make a batch of inexpensive but distinctive pins or brooches which they then exchange with other attendees. It is intended to encourage people to circulate and socialise, and generates an ingenious if perhaps ephemeral array of commemorative work.

Descriptive line

Brooch of Table Footballer, by Bryan Petersen, USA, 2001.

Categories

Jewellery

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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