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Sweet Cherry Earrings: M.2A & B-2009

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Sweet Cherry Earrings

Maker(s)

Maker: Fok, Nora

Entities

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Description

Knitted, tyed, dyed nylon, naturalistically coloured green, dark pink, and yellow. One earring (A), has two cherries of almost the same size, and the other (B) has three of different sizes. All have pale yellow stones within, and are attached to green stalks suspended from a clear nylon 'hook'

Notes

History note: Lesley Craze Gallery, 33-35a Clerkenwell Green, London, exhibiting at Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, May 2009, where purchased by the donors

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Place(s) associated

  • Hove ⪼ Sussex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2009-07-13) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith

Dating

21st Century, Early
Elizabeth I
Production date: AD 2008

Note

Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Nora Fok began work in a factory in her native Hong Kong assembling toys and computer components. This was followed by studies in Graphic Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic and a number of years working professionally in this area before coming to the UK in 1978 to study on the Wood, Metals and Plastics course at Brighton Polytechnic. Since establishing her independent studio in Brighton in 1984, Fok has developed a unique body of wearable objects formed from applying a range of textile processes to nylon thread. Works have been exhibited and are collected internationally. Nora Fok: ‘We love cherries when in season. While we were marvelling at the rich sweet flavour, the idea of preserving it in my own way came to me. It also brought back fond memories when I was given a tub of cherries for lunch when I was visiting the glass flowers exhibition at Harvard.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Colour composed of dye
A Length 6.95 cm Width 2.5 cm
B Length 7 cm Width 2.5 cm Width 2.8 cm
B Whole Length 8.1 cm
A Whole Length 8.3 cm
Cherries

Materials used in production

Nylon

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.2A & B-2009
Primary reference Number: 167426
Entry form number: 1026
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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