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Attributed to Paul Flato (American, 1900–1999)
Medium or Technique
Gold and nephrite
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
The necklace is made of large gold and carved nephrite links. It comes apart to form two identical bracelets. It was made in NYC around 1937 and taken to Flato’s Los Angeles store which had recently opened. There is a photograph of the necklace and bracelet taken by interior and architectural photographer, Maynard Parker, in the Huntington Library and Museum.
1980, purchased by Stefan Richter of Richters of Palm Beach; 2012, gift of Richter to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)
Gift of Stefan Richter in honor of Frederic A. Sharf