Pendant necklace with turquoise cabochon
Designed by George Brooks (Canadian (active in Canada and the United States), born in 1925)
Object Place: Montreal, Canada
Height x width x depth: 9 x 3.8 x 7 cm (3 9/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.) pendant
Medium or Technique
Silver and turquoise
Not On View
The handwrought pendant in this modernist necklace is asymmetric and has ovoid geometric piercings in two bifurcating, coral-like branches. In the center are four, irregularly shaped tubes soldered onto an oxidized backplate. Below is a pendant drop in the form of a round, bezel-set, carbochon turquoise with veining. Also, related artist sketch from 1954.
1954, created by artist George Brooks, Montreal; gift to the MFA from Brooks (November 19, 2008)
Gift of the artist
Reproduced with permission.