Pendant with a youth playing a lyre and riding an elephant Date: probably second half 19th century Culture: European Medium: Enameled gold set with diamonds and rubies and with pendant pearls Dimensions: H. 4-7/8 in. (12.4 cm) Classification: Metalwork-Gold Credit Line: The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982 Accession Number: 1982.60.386 This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 542
Georgian Aquamarine Bracelet. A splendidly feminine antique bracelet dating back to the early-to-mid 1800s. Five pale pastel blue foil-backed aquamarines are embraced all around with delicate cannetille gold work to create the centerpiece and clasp of this precious Georgian jewel. The classic double chain brings the total length to full 7 1/2 inches, rather rare for bracelets of this advanced age.