"Rain Blossoms" necklace

about 1969
Elsa Freund (American, 1912–2001)

Object Place: Deland, Florida, United States


Overall: 18.4 x 16.5cm (7 1/4 x 6 1/2in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver with glazed earthenware and fused glass

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry


Necklaces and neck bands

Necklace made of silver wire flattened at base (the wearer’s collarbone) to receive seventeen pendants. Of the latter, each has been bent in half; one part has been flattened into a leaf or raindrop shape, while the opposing end is enclosed with a small lump of clay having green or blue bottle glaze over a turquoise glaze. The overlapping ends of the necklace have a similar glazed treatment. (from card)


The artist; to Jane Hershey; to MFA January 28, 199, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Hershey


Reproduced with permission.