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"Perruches" (Parakeets) Necklace

Designer:
René-Jules Lalique (French, Aÿ 1860–1945 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1929
Culture:
French
Medium:
Glass, silver
Dimensions:
L. 22 in. (55.9); approx diameter 9 in. (55.9)
Classification:
Jewelry
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1934
Accession Number:
34.99.4
Not on view
This necklace is made from beads in the form of lovebirds in facing pairs.
Its simplified, almost fetishistic design lends it a hint of exotic sophistication.
The partially frosted crystal-glass beads were made in pressure molds,
hand finished, and linked with silver wire.
Marking: Stamped (on clasp): STERLING
the designer, Paris (until 1934; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Design," March 30–December 3, 2006, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

John Goldsmith Phillips. "New Accessions of Contemporary French and Swedish Decorative Arts." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 30 (January 1935), p. 5.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 122–23, 257, no. 31b, ill. (color).



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