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Pearl Flower Teardrop Necklace

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Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00

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Description

Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin (17211786), a designer to the French king Louis XV, published a treatise on embroidery in 1770 that has become one of the most important sources of technical information on eighteenth-century needlework. His book included specific instructions on a great variety of stitches incorporating silk floss, metal threads, and glass beads. Our beguiling necklace is based on an exquisite detail from an eighteenth-century French skirt in the Museums collection, which is meticulously embroidered in metal thread on lustrous pale green silk.

18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls. Hook-and-eye closure. Adjusts from 17 1/2''L to 19 1/2''L with extender chain.

  • 18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • Adjusts from 17 1/2''L to 19 1/2''L with extender chain

Art History

Throughout the eighteenth century, the French nobility were major consumers of elaborate embroideries. Individual designers and embroiderers were often retained by a monarch or employed by a noble household to embellish garments, furnishings, and decorations, both for everyday use and special occasions.

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Description

Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin (17211786), a designer to the French king Louis XV, published a treatise on embroidery in 1770 that has become one of the most important sources of technical information on eighteenth-century needlework. His book included specific instructions on a great variety of stitches incorporating silk floss, metal threads, and glass beads. Our beguiling necklace is based on an exquisite detail from an eighteenth-century French skirt in the Museums collection, which is meticulously embroidered in metal thread on lustrous pale green silk.

18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls. Hook-and-eye closure. Adjusts from 17 1/2''L to 19 1/2''L with extender chain.





  • 18K gold overlay, with cultured freshwater pearls
  • Hook-and-eye closure
  • Adjusts from 17 1/2''L to 19 1/2''L with extender chain




Art History

Throughout the eighteenth century, the French nobility were major consumers of elaborate embroideries. Individual designers and embroiderers were often retained by a monarch or employed by a noble household to embellish garments, furnishings, and decorations, both for everyday use and special occasions.


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