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Pendant necklace

about 1987
Jean Vendome (French, born in 1930)

Object Place: Paris, France


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


Medium or Technique

Gold, diamond, topaz, and dendritic agate

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry


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.


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


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