Necklace of tubular beads with abstract patterning

Italian
1960s
Anton Frühauf (Italian, 1914–1999)


Dimensions

Interior diameter: 41.9 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.417

Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt) and tourmaline

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The necklace is composed of 20 textured tubular links with circular and linear relief patterns. The closure is a bezel-set, pear-shaped tourmaline cabochon. Weight: 24.0 dwt. The ornament has its orginal fitted box with a stamped label (gold on black silk) that reads “Ant Fruhauf/juwelier/MERAN/tel.22243.”

Markings

A. Fruhauf 750

Provenance

Purchased by Michael and Karen Rotenberg from the artist's shop in Meran; Gift to MFA (Accession Date: June 27, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in honor of the jeweler, Anton Fruhauf

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.