Rare Eve Kaplin Brooch - Articulated - Memphis Design
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Rare 1980's Eve Kaplin articulated brooch made from enamelled metal. This piece utilizes many of Kaplin's iconic features such as bright cheerful enamel and kinetic parts. Simply amazing piece from an iconic Memphis era designer.
Eve Kaplin Kaplin's whimsical enameled jewelry was first created in the 1970's in New York. Many of her pieces are kinetic (movable) allowing the wearing to change the piece as desired. Sadly, in the early 1980's Eve Kaplin passed away at the age of 28. Kaplin used to sell her work at the MoMA and has work in the Smithsonian. Kaplin's works of wearable art are very rare and highly collected.
Measures approx. 3.5-5" tall x 2.5-3" wide No Visible hallmarks (her pieces are very rarely signed) Vintage condition with enamel loss on most of the 145 balls and a large spot of missing enamel on the orange circle. Still very wearable.