Pendant necklace

French
about 1987
Jean Vendome (French, born in 1930)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Height x width x depth (pendant): 6.4 x 3.8 x 1.4 cm (2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5490

Medium or Technique

Gold, diamond, topaz, and dendritic agate

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Large rectangular dendritic agate hung from a gold tube bail set with a diamond. Below the agate are branch-like motifs with three diamonds and two topazes. The chain is commercial.

Markings

Impressed eagle's head on top of bale. Maker's mark (O and T separated by a column) on back of bale.

Provenance

Before 2008, purchased by gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA, at Jean Vendome, Paris, France; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth