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Necklace (Austria)

This is a necklace. It was designed by Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated ca. 1920 and we acquired it in 2005. Its medium is glass beads, thread. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This necklace would enhance our 20th-century jewelry collection and would be the second example of Wiener Werkstätte jewelry acquired by the museum—the first was a silver and enamel brooch (1980-7-1) of about the same date. The use of glass beads provides an interesting connection to earlier objects, such as 18th-century German cutlery handles, of which there are several in the museum’s collection. The necklace is interesting for its arrangement of seemingly arbitrary black and grey marks on pink, as well as for its form and medium.

It is credited Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.

Its dimensions are

L: 128.2 x W: 5 cm (50 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Necklace (Austria); Designed by Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); glass beads, thread; L: 128.2 x W: 5 cm (50 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2005-8-101

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