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Made by: Cartier __Firm

Currently in storage


About this object

The pendant earrings are composed of ninety round diamonds, four oval-shaped turquoise cabochons, and seventy-two round turquoise cabochons mounted in gold. The surmounts feature oval-shaped turquoise cabochons surrounded by round diamonds and round turquoise cabochons in a foliate design. The pendants are articulated by round diamond links. The pendants are set with oval-shaped turquoise cabochons within round diamond and turquoise cabochon surrounds of similar floral design. The pendants are detachable. The earrings also have clip findings at the back.

Category:
JEWELRY
Object name:
Ear Ornaments
Made from:
Turquoises -- diamonds -- gold
Made in:
USA: New York, NY
Date made:
1960
Size:
H. 2 1/2 in.
__6.35 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.73.3-4
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK__CARTIER__on left side of clip back finding of each earring|| MARK__PAT. 2.557200__on right side of clip back finding of each earring || MARK__559__on center of clip back finding of each earring
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Displayed in exhibition:
Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 2013-2014
Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington, D.C., 2014
Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington D.C., 2017
Featured in publication:
Paredes, Liana. Spectacular: Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection. Washington, D.C.: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden; London: D. Giles Ltd., 2017.