Space Pendant with Circlet
Elsa Freund (American, 1912–2001)
Object Place: Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Object Place: Deland, Florida
Overall: 19.1 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm, 49.1 gm (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in., 0.1 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, glass, terracotta
Not On View
Seventeen blue and green glazed terracotta “stones,” suspended in a grid pattern from a silver wire circlet.
Elsa Freund, a self-taught jeweler, watercolorist, and weaver, believed in the Modernist idea that works of art gained value from the beauty of their design rather than the cost of their materials. Her Space Pendant necklace was made using terra-cotta “stones” glazed in brilliant colors, arranged in a modern setting of clean, geometric elements.
"Elsa" in script on rear
Elsa Freund; Daphne Farago, 1991 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
Reproduced with permission.