Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pendant of "Ambergris"

late 19th century
probably Western Europe, possibly Paris
Black composition, gold, enamel, and diamonds.
H. 12.5 cm, w. 5.8 cm
Jewelry, Precious Metals and Precious Stones
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 951
[Frédéric Spitzer, Paris]; Spitzer sale Paris, 17 April - 16 June 1893, lot 1855, pl. XLVII; Heinrich Wenke, Hamburg; Wencke sale, J.M. Heberle, Cologne 27-28 October 1898, lot 144, ill; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York; [French & Company, New York]. Acquired frm French & Company in May 1944.
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