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necklace

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2007,8006.24

  • Description

    Silver scorpion necklace. Made in articulated segments of varying size, the scorpion's claws forming the neck ring, its body and tail hanging down, the end of the tail curling outwards. The body and tail unhooks from the main necklace which can be worn on its own.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1979 (designed in)
    • 2006 (made in)
  • Production place

    • Made in: New York
    • (Americas,North America,United States of America,New York (state),New York (city))
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 325 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        on main necklace
      • Inscription Content

        Tiffany & Co.© PERETTI 925
      • Inscription Comment

        engraved
  • Curator's comments

    Peretti's idea for this necklace was inspired by the scorpions in Catalonia, where she lives in a small village near Barcelona. In her own words: 'While working in Sant Martí Vell, I came across a lot of scorpions. The animals are incredibly attractive, with fascinating mechanics. Strangely they are never around when I need to review something in my design. I have to confess that I had to sacrifice a few. I feel sorry.'

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Acquisition notes

    Given in honour of Elsa Peretti's 30 year anniversary with Tiffany & Co.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    2007,8006.24

Silver scorpion necklace. Made in articulated segments of varying size, the body and tail unhooks from the main necklace which can be worn on its own.

Silver scorpion necklace. Made in articulated segments of varying size, the body and tail unhooks from the main necklace which can be worn on its own.

elsa peretti® collection by tiffany & co.® © The Trustees of the British Museum

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