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NECKLACE

Made by: Cartier

Currently in storage


About this object

The necklace is composed of four strands of cultured pearls attached to an elaborate diamond and platinum Art Deco style clasp. The necklace features 188 pearls, 408 diamonds in the clasp, and 140 diamonds in the tassels. The clasp has an intricate design of seven interlocking sections. The three semicircular sections on each side are pavé set with diamonds and enhanced with baguette-cut diamond 'spokes.' The central arrow-shaped section features pavé-set and baguette-cut diamonds. It is also mounted at each end with a large round diamond. Seven tassels with round diamonds extend from the clasp.

Category:
jewelry
Object name:
NECKLACE
Made from:
Pearls -- diamonds -- platinum
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1936-1963
Size:
29.2 cm (11 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.69
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK CARTIER on top of clasp MARK 1059 or 6051 on bottom of clasp
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection"