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.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, diamond, topaz, and dendritic agate
Not On View
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)
Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth