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Necklace with stylized "nail" fringe

Half of the neck ornament consists of a fringe made of stylized nail pendants. the other half is made up of small ball beads. The clasp is of the "lobster" type.

Signed

Inpressed Metal/Pointu's/Paris on a circular tab near lobster clasp

Provenance

Purchased by the Donor in the 1990s; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Joanne Herman in memory of Barbara Herman

French, about 2000

Dimensions

Height x length: 4 x 39.5 cm (1 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.534

Medium or Technique

Silver-tone metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands