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L: 27.1 cm, W: 9.9 cm
Not on Display
about 1993
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Colorless, metallic gold and bronze/copper non-lead glasses, gold leaf, metallic luster, silver chain, brass mounts; gold leaf and luster fired on molded glass pattie, then sandwiched between another pattie, fused, sandblasted, fabricated with metal. Necklace comprised of semi-circular pendant with interior metallic decoration and overall matte surface, suspend on heavy silver rope chain; large pendant formed of two thin circular molded patties, each with a section sliced off leaving approximately 2/3 of circle, one side of each patty has slightly raised rim, patties are overlaid (rimmed sides facing interior) sandwiching interior decoration of gold leaf background for a large narrow ring of bronze/copper luster centered on the patty, the glass patties are slightly rotated so that sliced sides overlap at an angle leaving a wide V-shape at top of pendant of just a single thickness of glass extending on each side, both sides of single layers have been slightly distorted during fusing process, a small hole is drilled through each extended section and fitted with a metal collar, two elongated "S" hooks of brass with rounded ends fit through holes from back and form loops for thick rope of woven silver; finding is an elongated "S" hook that fits through rings at end of chain; unsigned.
Gallerie Waldrich, Source