"Rain Blossoms" necklace

about 1969
Elsa Freund (American, 1912–2001)


Object Place: Deland, Florida, United States

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1991.245

Medium or Technique

Silver with glazed earthenware and fused glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Hershey

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.