Betty Cooke modernist sterling silver and wood kinetic brooch
This exceptional and rare brooch measures 2 3/4" x 3"
Weight - 9.50 grams
We love Betty's simple and sophisticated elegance of design. That's what she's really known for. But we really love, especially in her early works, the way she made use of something whimsical or introduced unique elements like toothpicks or ebony from old piano keys.
This rare [I now this word is used a lot but it really applies here] and totally unique kinetic masterpiece has been a long time favorite in our collection.
She crafted a few others using ebony but this is the only toothpick version we've ever seen. Just crazy beautiful and it moves.
Condition - excellent vintage
Marked - Cooke, sterling