Length: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold (18kt) and topaz
Not On View
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.
AF within an oval/750
Purchased by Michael and Karen Rotenberg from the artist's shop in Meran; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)
Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in honor of the jeweler, Anton Fruhauf
Reproduced with permission.