Masha Archer Necklace | Merola Opera Spring Benefit Auction 2013.
This extravagant piece features a three-strand oval collar of native-made, sand-cast, hand-painted glass in two varieties: white bicones and white/ochre rondelles – both from the African bead trade. There are also two rows of white coral cylinders from China, of Asian waters. The piece also features American acrylic speckled pale brown nuggets and drops, lead free pewter (30% silver) open-work rondelles and granulate end beads from India. Rounding out the piece are plated furnishings and two Sisters pocket watch clasp from the USA and a 2010 Ukranian two kopeks coin. Comes with a woven pouch for safekeeping.