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Machine Age Galalith necklace

Auguste Bonaz (French, 1877–1922)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chrome, Galalith

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Necklaces and neck bands

This dramatic Machine Age statement necklace has interlocking cone-shaped chromium links. The large pendant is composed of a red Galalith semi-circle which sits flush next to a triangular piece of black Galalith. The necklace fastens around the neck with a spring ring clasp.


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