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Neck ornament with slide

Fine high karat gold, openwork wire neck chain with elaborate tasel-like terminals and a central, oval slide decorated with granulation and cannetille wirework. In original, unmarked box indicating that there were matching earrings.

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

Probably by the late 19th century, Josephine Cutter Burnett (b. 1830 – d. 1906), Boston; by descent to her granddaughter, Elizabeth Choate Spykman (b. 1896 – d. 1965), Boston; by inheritance to her daughters, Angelica Harter, Cambridge, MA and Patricia Winer, Bethany, CT; 2011, gift of Angelica Harter and Patricia Winer to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Angelica S. Harter and Patricia S. Winer

English or French, about 1830

Dimensions

Length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 in.) Overall: 3.5 x 5 x 2 cm (1 3/8 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.493

Medium or Technique

Gold and enamel

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands