Neck Collar Ensemble

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Object Name: 
Neck Collar Ensemble
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
92.4.1 A
Overall H: 2 cm, W: 18 cm, D: 15.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Necklace, "Neck Collar Ensemble". Transparent blue (two shades), green (two shades), red, orange, yellow (two shades), amethyst; metallic gold; brass wire was shaped and silver soldered, 14k gold tubing was silver soldered to brass for hinges, entire object was heavily gold-plated to create textured surface, glass elements were cut, ground, drilled, sandblasted, acid-etched and riveted to necklace with gold tubing. Non-flexing horsehoe-shape collar necklace, flat metal band comprised of three attached rows of gilded wire, external row cut into evenly spaced sections, ends of band capped with hemispherical tips; hinged to center of each open section of exterior is a solid glass cube (nine in total) pierced by the ends of a "U-shaped gold rivet.
Wheeler Seidel Gallery, Source
United in Beauty: The Jewelry and Collectors of Linda MacNeil (2002) illustrated, pp. 58-59, illus; BIB# 73841