Suite of jewelry in three parts

American
1960s
Designed by Kenneth Jay Lane (American, born in 1932)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall (necklace): 22 x 16 x 1 cm (8 11/16 x 6 5/16 x 3/8 in.) Overall (earrings): 6 x 1.5 x 1 cm (2 3/8 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2262.1-3

Medium or Technique

Gold-tone metal, glass, faux pearl, and rhinestone

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Sets

Mughal-inspired, gold-tone necklace and earrings with round green “gems” surrounded by faux-diamonds set in gold-tone metal to create a floral shape. Necklace: Nine oval shaped red “gems” are suspended from the lower half of necklace with small green “gem” beads, rhinestones, and pearls. Marked on reverse “KENNETH/ © LANE.” Gold-tone clip-on earrings with oval shaped red faux gem, two small green “gem” beads and rhinestones suspended from a large, faux-pearl.

Markings

KENNETH/ © LANE

Provenance

May 27, 2008, purchased by Stephen Borkowski at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Thrift Shop, New York; gift of Borkowski to the MFA (Accession date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Borkowski in honor of Norris Church Mailer

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.