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Necklace

American
about 1937
Attributed to Paul Flato (American, 1900–1999)


Accession Number

2012.149

Medium or Technique

Gold and nephrite

On View

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

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.

Provenance

1980, purchased by Stefan Richter of Richters of Palm Beach; 2012, gift of Richter to the MFA. (Accession date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Stefan Richter in honor of Frederic A. Sharf