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Scallop Necklace

Coppola e Toppo (Italian, 1940–1986)


Length x width: 43 × 5 cm (16 15/16 × 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, brass

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Necklaces and neck bands

Five strands of blue glass beads intertwine with five strands of faceted half-crystal beads to form a scalloped edge. The beads are mounted on a weft of half-crystal beads. The heart-shaped brass clasps are pavé-embroidered.


"MADE IN ITALY BY Coppola e Toppo" on back of 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