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1989 John Iversen Born: Hamburg, Germany 1953 constructed enamel, copper, nickel, sterling silver, and 22k gold 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 x 1/8 in. (9.6 x 8.7 x 0.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Richard T. Evans Fund 2000.1 Not currently on view


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John Iversen's pins are inspired by irregularities in nature. He is particularly interested in pebbles, a fascination that began in 1979, and as he said, "Once you discover something it stays with you." Pin's flat, round surface is like a "sliced" pebble, with flecks of color strewn freely about the surface in an irregular, natural arrangement.

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decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

enamel

metal - copper

metal - gold

metal - silver