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Choker with fourteen interchangeable pendants
(1978-1979)

Medium
gold, silver, gilt-metal, crystal, enamel, jasper, ivory, tombac
Measurements
(a, b) 16.7 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, c) 14.2 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, d) 14.2 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, e) 13.5 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, f) 12.9 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, g) 13.1 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, h) 13.2 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, i) 12.8 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, j) 12.7 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, k) 12.6 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, l) 12.5 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, m) 12.5 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, n) 12.3 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall) (a, o) 11.8 × 12.6 × 1.2 cm (overall)
Inscription
(b) cast in rear c.l.: (bird)
(d) cast in rear l.c.: (bird)
(f) cast in rear l.c.: (bird)
(g) cast (diagonally) in front u.r.: (bird)
Accession Number
D18.a-o-1983
Department
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1983
© Hermann Jünger
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(a) Press-fit construction in gold tube and silver tube. (b) Flat ring, oval shape with ground mottled pink/mushroom enamel surface in 2 gold bezels on silver back. (c) Ring shape with ground mushroom enamel surface in 2 gold bezels on gold back. (d) Flat irregular ring shape with ground mushroom enamel surface in 2 silver bezels on silver back. (e) Ring shape with ground mottled pink/mushroom enamel surface in gold frame and gold inner bezel. (f) Flat ring shape with gold inlaid in ground white enamel in 2 silver bezels on silver back. (g) Ring shape of turned and polished rock crystal. (h) Ring shape of turned and polished jasper. (i) Ring shape of ground pink enamel in 2 silver bezels. (j) Flat ring shape in gold with granules of gold forming pattern on obverse surface. (k) Ring shape of forged gold. (l) Ring shape, one surface in unground white enamel, other ground pink enamel in 2 silver bezels. (m) Flat irregular ring shape in gold or inlaid on gilding metal oxidised. (n) Flat ring shape in carved ivory. (o) Flat irregular ring shape in gold or inlaid on gilding metal oxidised.

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