The Tragedy of Great Love
Object Place: Rosendale, New York
Overall (pendant, closed): 4.5 x 5.4 x 1.9 cm (1 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 3/4 in.) Length (chain): 86.4 cm (34 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver, 18 kt gold, glass, salt, sugar
Not On View
Oxidized silver chain comprised of interlocking circular links, with one 18kt. yellow gold link. The locket pendant is in the form of a square hinged box. On the front of the locket is a negative circular recess. The locket opens to reveal a detachable gold ring, and two compartments behind glass, containing granular material, one labeled “SUGAR” and the other labeled “SALT.” The inside of the locket’s cover is stamped “THE TRAGEDY OF / GREAT LOVE”.
" Lisa Gralnick" engraved in script on rear of locket
Susan Cummins Gallery; Daphne Farago, November 3, 1994 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.
The Daphne Farago Collection
Reproduced with permission.