Necklace

American
1940s–1950s
Designed for Hattie Carnegie (American (born in Austria), 1889–1956)


Dimensions

Center Back: 17.8 cm (7 in.)

Accession Number

2006.825

Medium or Technique

Rhinestones, glass, and metal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Choker necklace, flexible network of rhinestones set in metal, with larger faceted black glass stones (“navette” shape) at intervals. Back of metal setting painted black. Marked on clasp with “Hattie Carnegie” in a raised oval.

Provenance

Purchased by donor in 1998 from Jeanie Quirk, an antique dealer from Sudbury, MA; gift to MFA January 25, 2006.

Credit Line

Gift of Yvonne J. Markowitz