Necklace

about 1959


Object Place: Baltimore, Maryland

Dimensions

Overall: 26.7 x 18.4 x 1.3 cm (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.102

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Half-round rigid neckpiece with horizontal bar, from which four oval pendants of varying size are suspended on rigid vertical links of varying lengths


American studio jewelers of the late 1950s and early 1960s such as Betty Cooke created jewelry that reflects the contemporary fascination with modern science through the use of clean, spare forms suggesting constellations, atoms, or orbiting planets.

Signed

"Cooke Sterling" near clasp

Provenance

Mobilia Gallery, Daphne Farago, November 17, 1994 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

Copyright © 1959 Betty Cooke