Necklace

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1950-1960

GUSN

GUSN-271977

Description

This fringe necklace is composed of pendant strands of wooden and metal filigree beads alternating with plain round wooden beads, all strung on monofilament. The closure is a chain with thumb-ring spring clasp. The necklace is housed in a circular cardboard box printed in yellow and red with design of cows which has a clear plastic lid, not original (1984.1339 a,b)

Details

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
wood (plant material)
metal
monofilament
Jewelry
Necklace
Necklace

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Ise Frank married Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius in Berlin in 1923. Their home in Lincoln, Massachusetts, is a monument to Gropius's commitment to modern design and functionality. Many of Ise Gropius's gems were gifts from friends and family. Others she most likely purchased at Design Research, her favorite Cambridge, Massachusetts, store.

Maker

Possibly Aarika (Maker)

Object Type

Adornment; Body Adornments

Dimensions

3 (D) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.1426

Places

Possibly Finland