Scallop-shell necklace

American
about 1970
Marguerite Stix (American, born in Vienna, 1908–1975)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Length: 54 cm (21 1/4 in.) Height x width x depth: 6 x 5.2 x 1.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 x 3/4 in.) pendant

Accession Number

2011.25

Medium or Technique

Shell; gold; silver; coral

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Sterling silver, gold, coral and shell necklace; signed “Stix.”

Markings

Impressed "SILVER" and "STIX" on on inner mount of each half of the shell

Provenance

July, 2009, purchased by Kimberly Klostermann Jewelry, Cincinnati, OH, from a private collection, Atlanta, GA; 2011, purchased from Klosterman by MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.