Amber rhinestone necklace from Mae's Millinery Shop

Created by
Unidentified
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal and rhinestones
Dimensions
H x W: 1 9/16 x 15 1/2 in. (4 x 39.4 cm)
Type
necklaces
Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Amber rhinestone necklace from Mae's Millinery Shop. The short necklace consists of a row of small amber rhinestones set into interlocked metal. Three (3) large teardrop faceted amber rhinestones are placed at the front center, with the middle one being slightly larger. They are surrounded by a row of the small rhinestones set into the metal. Two (2) dark amber faceted rhinestones dangle in between the large ones. The necklace closes at the back with a hook that fastens over the larger rhinestone at the opposite end.
Topic
Beauty culture
Business
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Donna Limerick
Object number
2016.48.78.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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