Necklaces are numbers 547 and 603. Lot is accompanied by original correspondence and business cards detailing the patterns and materials, along with printed photos and magazine clippings related to the artist's work. Number 547 is described as incorporating a grey jade carving of the Ching Dynasty, along with a Buddhist horn and Pi ornaments. Number 603 is described on both a Barbara Natoli Witt business card and letter on the artist's letterhead, dated 4.26.1979, as incorporating Pre-Columbian carved crystal mask from Teotihuacan, Pre-Columbian crystal beads of the Tairona culture, Indian ruby and 14K gold beads. The letter also describes the origins of the various tapestry patterns. Provenance: Artist | Collection of Ms. Connie Mellon, Washington, D.C. | Private Collection, West Palm Beach, Florida. A business card from Samantha Drake, New York, New York describing number 547 was included, which may indicate an additional step in the chain of provenance.
Designer & Manufacturer: Barbara Natoli Witt (American, 20th Century)
Markings: both with signature beads
Country of Origin & Materials: USA; various stones, metal, thread
Dimensions(H,W,D): necklaces: 14"h, 9"w as framed; frames: 21.5"h, 16.5"w, 3.5"d
very good, not examined outside frames, some light scratches to Plexiglass