Art/ Collection/ Art Object


19th century
Amber, jade and silver
Diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) Top pendant: H. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); W. 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm) Middle pendant: H. 1 7/16 in. (3.7 cm); W. 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm) Bottom pendant: H. 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); W. 3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Annette Young, in memory of her brother, Innis Young, 1954
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Pencilled note accompanying necklace reads "Chinese Necklace to lock good health and long life into a sick favorite queen long ago."
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