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Fish pendant

Large pendant in the form of a textured flat fish, designed by Max Ernst.

Inscription

Paper label inside wooden box: "Max Ernst / or 23 carats - 923 0/00 - Poids 142.5 Evemplaire (?) 4/6" / "Poinçon 1er titre du bureau de la garantei de" / "Marseille- Pièce No. 1332-1742. portant signature" / "de Max Ernst, poinçon de Maitre de François Hugo" / "Fait à Aix en Provence - Mai-Juin 1971"

Signed

"Max Ernst" in script with hallmark of Francois Hugo, "F [square cross] H" inside a diamond; together with 4/6 ; inventory number, 1332/1742 in a fitted original wooden box with velvet interior. Carved fish on lid of wooden box with artist signature and 4/6.

Marks

"Max Ernst" in script with hallmark of Francois Hugo, "F [square cross] H" inside a diamond; together with 4/6 ; inventory number, 1332/1742 in a fitted original wooden box with velvet interior. Carved fish on lid of wooden box with artist signature and 4/6.

Provenance

Skinner Auctioneers Sale 1683, Lot 115; Daphne Farago, December 5, 1995 Daphne Farago; to MFA, 2006, gift of Daphne Farago.

Credit Line

The Daphne Farago Collection

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

1971

Object Place

Aix-en-Provence, France

Dimensions

Overall (Pendant): 12.1 x 17.1 x 0.6 cm, 141.9 gm (4 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 1/4 in., 0.3 lb.)

Accession Number

2006.171

Medium or Technique

23 kt gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants