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Ellington Necklace

Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Silver, amethyst, chrysoprase, rhodonite, green quartz
DATES ca. 1962
DIMENSIONS 16 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 3/4 in. (42.9 x 25.1 x 1.9 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on back: "Art Smith"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Charles L. Russell
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A long, large asymmetrical necklace composed of a semi-circular wire neck piece and three, teardrop-shaped organic elements of varying size. Each element is set with red, purple and green or yellow oval-shaped, semi-precious cabouchon stones in silver collars, and is framed by conforming flattened wires. The smallest element is soldered to the neckpiece at top proper left, and a second connects to the neck piece at top proper right via a thin, bent wire clasp. The third element is suspended at center from the other two via small silver rings.
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