This is a necklace. It was designed by Tone Vigeland. It is dated 1983 and we acquired it in 1984. Its medium is steel, gold, silver, mother-of-pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Norwegian artist 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.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and General Acquisition Endowment.
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Its dimensions are
H x W (clasped): 21 × 23 cm (8 1/4 × 9 1/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Necklace (Norway); Designed by Tone Vigeland (Norwegian, b. 1938); steel, gold, silver, mother-of-pearl; H x W (clasped): 21 × 23 cm (8 1/4 × 9 1/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds and General Acquisition Endowment; 1984-83-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.