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Artichoke Parachute Ring: M.1-2009

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Artichoke Parachute Ring


Fok, Nora (Maker)


Clear, whiteish nylon double finger ring, the small bezel ornamented with woven, tied knotted clear nylon threads


History note: Lesley Craze Gallery, 33-35a Clerkenwell Green, London, exhibiting at Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, 15-17 May 2009, where purchased by the donors

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 18 cm
Length: 33 cm
Width: 33.5 cm

Relative size of this object

33.5 cm18 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Hove ⪼ Sussex ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


Early 20th century
Elizabeth II
2007 CE - 2008 CE


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Nora Fok: ‘When I was investigating a dried artichoke seed head, I saw the cone-like structures emerging out of the spiky choke. The delicate parachutes with seeds as cargo slowly filled my work table. The most beautiful furry structures gliding in the air like a graceful dancer.’

School or Style

Contemporary Craft

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Materials used in production

clear Nylon

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-2009
Primary reference Number: 167425
Entry form number: 1026
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Thursday 1 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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