Gropius House

Collect: Earring Tree and Earrings

Display stand and earrings
Various artists and manufacturers, 1950-1970
Bequest of Ise Gropius

Ise Gropius (1897-1983)
Ise Frank married Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius in Berlin in 1923. Their home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is a monument to Gropius’s commitment to modern design and functionality. Many of Ise Gropius’s gems were gifts from friends and family. Others she most likely purchased at Design Research, her favorite Cambridge, Massachusetts, store.