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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christian Dior (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver-plated metal, silver-plated lace, glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joanna Whelan

  • Museum number:

    M.32-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This Christan Dior necklace is a sumptuous and eye-catching example of late 1990s costume jewellery. Inspired by historical forms from both the late 18th century and the early 20th century, it illustrates the romanticism of the fashion house of Dior under the leadership of the British designer John Galliano.

Physical description

Tall, close-fitting collar of silver-coated lace flowers, linked between five curved vertical ribs of imitation diamonds, with a central pear-shaped drop. At the front two garlands of laurel descend, with further lace elements. Throughout are scattered bright brownish green glass drops and cabochons.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1999 (made)

Artist/maker

Christian Dior (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver-plated metal, silver-plated lace, glass

Marks and inscriptions

Christian Dior BOUTIQUE

Dimensions

Height: 290 mm, Width: 328 mm

Descriptive line

Costume jewellery necklace, silvered lace and glass, Christian Dior, 1999

Materials

Glass; Silver; Metal; Lace

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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