Silver brooch in the form of a poppy, the stem of silver, the petals of black silk, clipped into the stem so that the shape can be altered as desired.
- 1986 (designed)
- 2009 (made)
The piece is called 'amapola' (Spanish for poppy).
2009 1 May-2010 31 Jan, London, BM, Room 2, 'Elsa Peretti: Jewellery and objects for Tiffany & Co.'
2 August 2010
Clean to remove tarnish.
Metal elements tarnished.
Removed tarnish using cotton wool swabs moistened with Goddard's Hotel Silver Dip (acidified thiourea). Rinsed thoroughly, first with cotton wool swabs moistened with deionised water, then with cotton wool swabs moistened with industrial methylated spirits (ethanol, methanol).
Valuation is 2010 US retail price
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT28690
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