Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pendant jewel

Plisson & Hartz Bijoutier (French)
ca. 1900
Gold, diamonds, baroque pearl, enamel
H. 2-3/8, W. 1-5/8 in. (6.0 x 4.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Mercedes Meyerhof in memory of Mrs. Hedwig Hallgarten, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: (on top of sides of each diamond riviere, stamped left to right): 1; 2; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 1; 2; (on each dolphin's tail, stamped): [falcon's head]; (on circular latch at end of chain, stamped): [indecipherable mark]
Albert N. Hallgarten, New York (1900; his gift to Hedwig Hallgarten); his wife Mrs. Hedwig Hallgarten, New York (from 1900); their daughter Mrs. Mercedes Meyerhof (until 1968; her gift to MMA)

Paris. Exposition Internationale Universelle. "Exposition Centennale de l'art français (1800–1889)," May–November 1900.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Patterns of Collecting: Selected Acquisitions 1965–1975," December 6, 1975–March 23, 1976, unnumbered cat. (p. 273).

Cleveland Museum of Art. "Artistic Luxury: Fabergé Tiffany Lalique," October 19, 2008–January 18, 2009, no. 213.

Clare Le Corbeiller in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions, 1965–1975. New York, 1975, p. 273, ill.

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