Pendant necklace with turquoise cabochon

1954


Object Place: Montreal, Canada

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 9 x 3.8 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.) pendant

Accession Number

2008.1332

Medium or Technique

Silver and turquoise

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The handwrought pendant in this modernist necklace is asymmetric and has ovoid geometric piercings in two bifurcating, coral-like branches. In the center are four, irregularly shaped tubes soldered onto an oxidized backplate. Below is a pendant drop in the form of a round, bezel-set, carbochon turquoise with veining. Also, related artist sketch from 1954.

Markings

brooks/STERLING/54

Provenance

1954, created by artist George Brooks, Montreal; gift to the MFA from Brooks (November 19, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of the artist

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.