Choker

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1950

GUSN

GUSN-102422

Description

This choker-style necklace is comprised of two strands of faux pearls suspended from silver spacer bars at each end of the strands. Each bar is set with four round colorless pastes on one side and a stamped leaf design on the reverse. The necklace closes with a hook and pearl extender chain.

Details

Descriptive Terms

chokers
necklaces
glass (material)
white metal
Necklace

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": By the early twentieth century dozens of companies were experimenting with imitation pearl recipes, from glass to early plastics. Theodora Kuhne wore two strands of faux pearls when she walked down the aisle with Albert Lawton in 1951.

Additional Identification Number

1873

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Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

American

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

9/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Theodora Lawton

Accession Number

1994.9