Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Nancy Loo Bjorge
    born: Shanghai, China ; active: United States
  • necklace, 1974
  • Where object was made: United States
  • 14k gold, reclaimed Chinese jade, cuttle-cast (?)
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.76 x 12.06 x 1.9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Robert A. Hiller in honor of Janet Dreiling
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 1
  • 2010.0144
Label Text

Delicate wire neck ring suspends a two-piece, cuttle-cast pendant with organic linear form that recalls filigree. The gold is striated from the casting process, and six small jade cabochons are set into prong settings scatted throughout the pendant. The pendant is attached to the neck ring with a ring and a hook (on the right) that functions as the clasp.