This elegantly simple necklace alternates luminous white pearls with soft green gems worked from a type of quartz, one of several stones that were called emeralds in Byzantium.
Cyprus Treasure, found at Karavas, Cyprus, 1902; [ Amedeo Canessa, Paris (sold 1906)]; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (1906–1913)
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Artist: Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen) Date: ca. 1870–95Medium: Baroque pearl mounted with enameled gold set with pearls, emeralds and rubies and with pendent pearlsAccession: 1982.60.382On view in:Gallery 542
Artist: Probably after a design by Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen) Date: probably second half 19th centuryMedium: Enameled gold set with emeralds, rubies, and pearls and with pendant pearlsAccession: 1982.60.384On view in:Gallery 542