Pink beaded necklace from Mae's Millinery Shop

Created by
Miriam Haskell, founded 1926
Owned by
Reeves, Mae, American, 1912 - 2016
Subject of
Mae's Millinery Shop, American, 1941 - 1994
Medium
metal and glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 x 12 1/4 x 3/4 in. (20.3 x 31.1 x 1.9 cm)
Type
necklaces
Place collected
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1994
Description
Pink and white necklace from Mae's Millinery Shop. The center front of the necklace has a large metal triangular piece with scrollwork design, which is hidden from view by an oval shaped pink and white striped element set into a metal frame with pink rhinestones around the rim. Three (3) cone shaped pink and white beads dangle below it. On either side of the oval element, which is set diagonally rather than vertical or horizontal, is a pink beaded flower with metal leaves. Three (3) strands of pink beads extend from either side of the central element, ending with a metal flower decorated with pink beads. A short length of beads extends from one end, with a metal clasp on the other to fasten around it. The maker's name is engraved on the reverse of the clasp.
Topic
African American
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
2016.48.79.2
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Collection title
Mae's Millinery Shop Collection
Classification
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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