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Necklace

Made by: De Sedles __ __Bracelets ||Cartier __Firm __Centerpiece

Currently in storage


About this object

This necklace breaks into three pieces: two bracelets and a central brooch.

Necklace is in a platinum setting. It was originally composed of three pieces, two bracelets from De Sedles which form the sides of the necklace, and one centerpiece from Cartier. The necklace is composed of several sections. Each section is composed of five bands on top of each other, two diamond, one sapphire, two diamond. This section is attached to the necklace with a band of diamond bars, which are attached to a band of sapphire bars which have a central ridge of diamonds. The design is Art Deco with squares and rectamgles in the designs. The central part has one large sapphire in the center which is attached to a pentagonal shaped diamond covered piece. From this hang several strands of diamonds.

Category:
JEWELRY
Object name:
Necklace
Made from:
Sapphires -- diamonds -- platinum
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1936-1937
Size:
H. 9 in.
overall __22.86 CM __ __ __ __ __ __150 carats

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.68
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
NONE
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Cartier: Style and History, Reunion des Musees Nationaux - Grand Palais, Paris. Dec 4, 2013 - Feb 16, 2014
Masterpieces of French Jewelry, The Forbes Galleries (Sept. 23, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2006); Legion of Honor (Feb. 10 - June 10, 2007)
Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., 2014