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Peace Dove pin, designer Cecile et Jeanne, France; photographer John Bigelow Taylor.
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  • Title Liberty

    Date 1997

    Designer Gijs Bakker, Netherlands

    Materials Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel Watches

    Size 4.2" x 3.6"
    (10.7cm x 9.1cm)

Brooching It Diplomatically: A Tribute to Madeleine Albright

Helen W. Drutt English, an authority on modern and contemporary crafts, celebrated Albright’s diplomatic strategy for sending political messages by inviting over sixty jewelry artists from around the world to create pins that would send messages of their own. The results were shown in an exhibition that opened in Philadelphia, toured Europe, and was hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in 1999. Liberty’s clock-eyes are arranged so that the wearer, looking down, and the visitor, looking across, can both tell the right time.

Secretary Albright wearing the Liberty pin. Photo Credit: Diana Walker.