Pendant necklace

1964
Designed by George Brooks (Canadian (active in Canada and the United States), born in 1925)


Object Place: Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 11.5 x 3.8 x 1 cm (4 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.) pendant

Accession Number

2008.1333

Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, pearl and lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This modernist necklace has an abstract, asymmetric pendant with one pearl on the left side and a rectanglar element with a gold wash at bottom. In the center of this lower section is a bezel-set carbochon of lapis lazuli. The central component is cast and has raised walls of rough, polished silver in the forground and flat, oxidized silver sheet in the back. Also, related artist sketch from 1964.

Markings

STERLING/brooks/18K

Provenance

1964, created by artist George Brooks, Santa Barbara, CA; gift from Brooks to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.