Gem-set earrings

Italian
early 1960s


Dimensions

Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

2007.413.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt) and topaz

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each earring is composed of two sections that detach. The top component is a square with four prong-set topazes. The lower section/pendant is a sheet -gold cage with rectangular strips of gold sheet that are kinetic. Inside the cage is suspended a rectangular topaz that also moves. drops of these gold earrings are in the form of a cage. The bottom of the cage has an ornamental fringe of circular and oval-cut topaz. Several of the stones are nicked. Weight: 28.6 dwt.

Markings

AF within an oval/750

Provenance

Purchased by Michael and Karen Rotenberg from the artist's shop in Meran; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in honor of the jeweler, Anton Fruhauf

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.