Necklace and (box b)

French
about 1917


Object Place: New York, United States

Dimensions

23.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (9 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1978.623a

Medium or Technique

Silver, enamel, and white paste stones

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace with Heart-shaped pendant (a) of blue glass with french silver and diamond paste floral motif surrounded by paste, depending from large decorative silver and paste unit on chain of alternating blue glass with silver and paste floral motifs and silver and paste decorative motifs. Said to be copy of Italian crown jewels. Blue leather box (b) with white crepe lining marked “Tiffany and Co., New York, Paris, London.”
Two of the stones are missing in middle two links of necklace piece.

Markings

There are three Marks on this piece. All three are on the loop section of the clasp. On one side is a circular punch with three straight lines. On the other side is a diamond shape mark with someting inside. The other looks to be a boars head, this signifies this is french silver of 800 or higher

Provenance

Given by Isabella Stewart Gardner to Virginia Houghton (1898-1971) to wear at her Debut in Cambridge in 1917. A/D December 1978, ratified by V/C January 10, 1979

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander W. Dole