Our sleek domed earrings, created for the Museum by Robert Lee Morris (American, b. Germany, 1947), are based on original pieces (ca. 1981–87) by the designer in the collection of The Costume Institute. Morris is one of America’s most celebrated contemporary jewelry designers. His distinctive objects—which fuse organic forms, hand workmanship, and a cutting- edge sensibility—are sought by connoisseurs worldwide.
Produced by Robert Lee Morris for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
24K gold overlay, with matte finish. Large: 1 1/2''L; small: 1''L. Pierced, with gold-filled posts.
- 24K gold overlay, with matte finish
- Large: 1 1/2''L; small: 1''L
- Pierced, with gold-filled posts
Art HistoryRobert Lee Morris’s (American, b. Germany, 1947), first solo show was held in the early 1970s at Sculpture to Wear, a New York showcase for one-of-a-kind art jewelry. Since then, Morris’s bold, clean, sculptural designs have garnered prestigious awards including the Coty Award (1981) and two Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards (1985, 1994). A collaborator with some of the world’s leading couture designers, Morris was honored in 2007 with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America.