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Pendant necklace

Object Number: 
2011.15.4
Date: 
ca. 1940s
Medium: 
Gold-toned metal, enamel, glass, and unidentified gemstone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 1 1/16 in. (26 x 2.7 cm)
Description: 
Gold-plated lantern-shaped pendant drop with enamel border, faceted triangular stone, and scrolled cage fixtures. Pendant drop is suspended from gold-toned enamel and glass triangular bracket charm, and attached to gold-toned chain ornamented with glass beads and barrel clasp. Unmarked.
Gallery Label: 

This object was owned by (Tillie) Marion Metz Greene (1908-1985), acquired during the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Manhattan, Greene was a New York City housewife who raised her family in Queens during the 1930s through the 1950s. Greene was born in New York, the child of Russian immigrant parents. Prior to her marriage, she attended classes at City College of New York and worked as a dental assistant until she married Leo A. Greene (1908-1954) in 1930. The couple settled in Flushing, New York, and were active in the Jewish community there.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Lois Greene Stone
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group