Necklace (Norway), 1983
This is a Necklace. It was designed by Tone Vigeland. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is hammered steel nails, raised gold, silver, mother-of-pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Norwegian artists Vigeland, who started her own workshop in 1962, produces jewelry and metal-based clothing. This ruff-like necklace is composed of a silver chainmail form covered by overlapping rows of steel nails, flattened to give them the appearance of feathers. The hammered nails are overlapped by a row of gold pendants, also fastened to the underlying chainmail. The clasp is covered by gold-fitted mother-of-pearl, lending the hardware store-bought nails further elegance.
This object was
Tone Vigeland and
Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund and General Acquisitions Endowment.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and General Acquisition Endowment.
Its dimensions are
L x W (clasped): 21 x 23 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Necklace (Norway), 1983. hammered steel nails, raised gold, silver, mother-of-pearl. Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and General Acquisition Endowment. 1984-83-1.