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Imitation jade necklace

1920–1929


Accession Number

2018.3977.1

Medium or Technique

Metal, enamel, imitation jade

Not On View

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

A blue, green, yellow and black abstract geometric pattern is enameled on three kite-shaped pieces of white metal in this Art Deco necklace. A carved piece of imitation jade is bezel-set in the center. A pendant of imitation jade, which has a carved floral motif, is suspended from the necklace. The chain is composed of rectangular links that alternate between green and blue enamel and fasten with a spring ring clasp.

Provenance

Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)

NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum