Maxwell Chayat Necklace - American Modernist - Rose Quartz
Rare Maxwell Chayat Sterling Silver and Rose Quartz necklace. This piece came out of an estate which had originally purchased each of the pieces directly from Chayat in 1963-65. Fine handmade details from the clasp used in the back to each of the links. Chayat crafted the sterling silver to follow the natural lines of Rose Quartz. Rare and fantastic piece of wearable art.
This listing is for the necklace only.
Chayat's work is in private collections and synagogues across the world. His work has been shown at the Smithsonian Institution, Cooper Union, the Jewish Museum of New York and the Newark Museum.
The pendant measures approx. 2" tall x 1 1/8" wide and is 0.5" deep The chain measures approx. 17" in total length. Signed "Chayat Sterling" Good vintage condition with minor wear and original heavy patina.