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Pluie ("Rain") pendant

French
about 2000
Thierry Vendome (French, born 1964)


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 25 x 4 x 3 cm (9 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2231

Medium or Technique

Gold, iron, and moonstone

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

The pendant is made up of four iron fragments taken from a Sherman tank abandoned on Normandy Beach, France during WW2. The fragments are joined by strips of white gold and jump rings. A series of cascading, cabochon moonstones on the surface give the impression of raindrops. The pendant has a white gold wire torque (znew893854)

Markings

Impressed T.VENDOME and diamond-shaped maker's mark on reverse of first fragment

Provenance

2009, sold by the artist to Catherine Kessedjian, Paris; 2011, year-end gift of Kessedjian to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Catherine Kessedjian