Pendant necklace with ebony inlay

1952
Designed by George Brooks (Canadian (active in Canada and the United States), born in 1925)


Object Place: Montreal, Canada

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 5.1 x 0.6 cm (2 1/4 x 2 x 1/4 in.) (pendant)

Accession Number

2008.1334

Medium or Technique

Silver, ebony, and pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This modernist necklace has an oval pendant with a negative space that mimics the outer contour. It is set with four pearls–one along the inside silver edge and three embedded in the ebony inlay. Also, related artist sketch from 1952.

Markings

STERLING/brooks/scratch mark 52

Provenance

1952, created by artist George Brooks, Montreal; gift from Brooks to the MFA (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.