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Necklace - Travelling Companions

Travelling Companions

  • Object:

    Necklace

  • Date:

    1999 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Jong, Rian, born 1951 (designed and made by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hand carved teak with Hammerite paint, on a necklace of glass beads

  • Credit Line:

    The Louise Klapisch Collection, given by Suzanne Selvi

  • Museum number:

    M.28-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 42, shelf A, box 6

This necklace was made for Rian de Jong’s solo exhibition 'reisgenoten' or ‘travelling companions’ at Galerie RA, Amsterdam in 1999. She was then spending much time sailing in the Mediterranean, although this piece was made back in her studio in Amsterdam. With its wood, simply whittled, and its hammerite paint (familiar from its use in ship’s engines) it could have been made at sea. In more recent years Rian de Jong has worked solely from a studio on her boat as she travels the world.

This necklace is one of forty-five pieces of jewellery given to the V&A from the collection of the late Louise Klapisch.

Physical description

A cluster of nine, long, hand-carved teak pins each partially painted with blue metallic paint and with a rectangular or oval head. Around the top of each pin is a loop of fine glass beads which is then knotted, and forms the necklace chain.

Date

1999 (made)

Artist/maker

de Jong, Rian, born 1951 (designed and made by)

Materials and Techniques

Hand carved teak with Hammerite paint, on a necklace of glass beads

Dimensions

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Descriptive line

Necklace, carved and painted wood with glass beads, designed and made by Rian de Jong, Netherlands, 1999

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Illustrated in 'reisgenoten' ('travelling companions'), the catalogue for the Galerie RA exhibition of 1999

Materials

Teak; Glass; Paint

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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