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Necklace

Necklace

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1962 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meyerowitz, Patricia (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oxidised and polished silver

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Patricia Meyerowitz

  • Museum number:

    M.114-1984

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In 1967 the sculptor and jeweller Patricia Meyerowitz wrote that 'this kind of jewellery is rewarding to make and to look at, whether it is finally worn or not'. 'Each finished object', she said, 'is like a painting, an individual work, an original'.

Meyerowitz was born in the UK and studied jewellery at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, London before moving to the United States in 1970. She describes in detail the tools and materials required for assembling small scale parts into finished objects, which can be worn. However, she questions the function of jewellery, and compares it with sculpture. She uses industrial waste and machine off-cuts achieving amazing results.

The necklace is published in Meyerowitz's book Jewellery and Sculpture through Unit Construction (1967), fig. 7.

Physical description

A long pendant, made from a lattice of repeated hexagons flexibly linked by rings, hangs from a simple chain of twisted strips of silver. The sections are oxidised but with some edges polished to give a contrasting effect.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1962 (made)

Artist/maker

Meyerowitz, Patricia (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Oxidised and polished silver

Marks and inscriptions

PM for Patricia Meyerowitz

Hallmarks for London 1962-3
on upper edge of pendant

Dimensions

Length: 18.5 cm pendant, Width: 7 cm pendant, Length: 40 cm including chain

Descriptive line

Necklace with long geometric openwork pendant, designed and made by Patricia Meyerowitz, England, 1962.

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

Jewelry and sculpture through unit construction by Patricia Meyerowitz (1967) p.52.

Materials

Silver

Techniques

Oxidation; Polishing

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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