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94/114/1-1 Collection of buttons (4), concave with central cross motif, metal, designed and made by Gordon Andrews, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1945-1949. Click to enlarge.

Collection of buttons by Gordon Andrews

Designed
These buttons, produced while Andrews was convalescing after a serious illness were exhibitied in the 'Gordon Andrews: exhibition of design and craftsmanship' exhibition which included paintings, jewellery, dress accessories, furniture, hand-printed fabrics and these buttons made of beaten copper coins, sheet metal and wire.

This was the first time Andrews' ornamental objects and furniture had been displayed as part of his professional practice. One piece of furniture, the high-backed rocker was later published in The Architectural Review journal (UK) in 1951.

Anne-Marie Van de Ven, Curator, 2018

Summary

Object No.

94/114/1-1

Object Statement

Collection of buttons (4), concave with central cross motif, metal, designed and made by Gordon Andrews, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1945-1949

Physical Description

Four concave metal buttons with central cross motif.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Collection of buttons by Gordon Andrews 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 March 2021, <https://ma.as/138048>

Wikipedia

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