Honeysuckle necklace

1972
Designed by Jack Youngerman (American, born in 1926), Made by GEM Montebello (active 1967–1978)


Object Place: Milan, Italy

Dimensions

Overall (pendant): 8.9 x 10.8 x 0.6 cm (3 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1/4 in.) Length (chain): 60.9 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

2006.637

Medium or Technique

18 kt gold, coral

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Large gold pendant in shape of an open heart-form with a freeform central spray, brushed finish, with a tapering coral stone set in center, signed on back; suspended from an 18k gold mesh chain

Markings

"J.Y 72/ #1/9" on rear of pendant. Clasp of chain stamped "GM/ Kt 18"

Provenance

Skinner Auctioneers, Sale 1803, Lot 170; Daphne Farago, September 23, 1997 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

GianCarlo Montebello curator of the GEM MONTEBELLO Archives