Necklace with an antique jade pendant

about 2000


Length: 48 cm (18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Vermeil, jade, enamel and silk

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

The necklace consists of a carved light green jade scalloped, round disc over which is centered an out-of round vermeil multi-element stylized bat motifs with filigree and the remains of turquoise enamel. The jade and vermeil components are sewn onto silk which goes over two lengths of pale green rolled silk, knotted at the end and closed with a double-hooked vermeil clasp and gold-colored jump ring. The label found with the piece is on a card on which is printed “Serenity” with a handwritten ink description translating the meaning to be “five blessings and longitivity.”


Purchased by the Donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman