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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
van der Leest, Felieke
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collection_code
MET
credit
Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (made)
descriptive_line
Manta ray decorated with gold eyes, silver springs and crochet. Designed and made by Felieke van der Leest while teaching a masterclass at the RCA, London, 2005.
dimensions
Length: 17 cm, Width: 13.3 cm, Depth: 2.8 cm
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id
210607
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last_checked
2014-08-30T08:52:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T08:52:16.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
In Storage
longitude
-0.12714
marks
'05' and the maker's monogram fl 'MANTA hand painted / CE BULLYLAND / MADE IN GERMANY'
materials
Glass, Silver, gold, rubber, thread
materials_techniques
Rubber, thread, gold, silver and glass
museum_number
M.79:2-2007
museum_number_token
m7922007
object_number
O251178
object_type
Manta ray
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physical_description
A rubber manta ray toy, to which rotating gold flower-shaped eyes and five silver tail springs set with red glass stones have been added. On the underside is attached a crocheted dome of brightly-coloured concentric circles with two small silver plaques at its front.
place
London
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public_access_description
This piece is part of the Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection. Every year from 1987 to 2006, while David Watkins was Professor of Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery at the RCA, he invited four jewellers and silversmiths from outside Britain to give a week-long masterclass. The artists brought diverse skills, aesthetics and approaches. The first call on their time was to interact closely with the students. In addition, although concentrating on their teaching and working in an unfamiliar studio, each artist generously made an object for the RCA's collection. The Royal College of Art Visiting Artists Collection, now transferred to the V&A, is a major document of international contemporary jewellery, a tribute both to the artists and to the vibrancy of the RCA as a teaching institution. Felieke van der Leest (born 1968) studied in the Netherlands at the Vakschool Schoonhoven and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. She is known for her colourful and humorous work which usually combines plastic animals and crochet. The crocheted discs relate to her time in London at the RCA - inspired by a design of concentric circles printed on a London Underground tube map.
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slug
manta-ray-van-der-leest
sys_updated
2013-11-27T00:00:00.000Z
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year_end
2005
year_start
2005