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VIntage Cadoro Necklace/Sautoir: Geometric Forms
Offering a vintage necklace by Cadoro circa 1960's. Cadoro, a Manhattan based jewelry firm was started in 1954 and produced inventive pieces worn by such celebrities as the Duchess of Windsor and Barbra Streisand, Cadoro items were sold in the most expensive department stores and some are on display at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. Cadoro ceased production in 1987. THis piece certainly is inventive for its time. It is of sautoir length and consists of geometric forms, namely ovals and rectangles that are presented only as frames (see pictures). Thus giving the necklace depth and dimensionality.There are small bright green beads strung with lapis colored small beads separated by a goldtone coil . The interplay between the modern shapes and the beads is very distinct and unusual. THere are 2 segments of shapes and beads on each side of the necklace and these segments are connected to a goldtone double chain of small round beads (similar to the chain on a rabbit's foot). The goldtone oval signature Cadoro cartouche is attached to the necklace. THe total length is 36", with the decorative segment being 7" on each side. There is some peeling of the goldtone wash on some of the shapes but it only adds to the patina and isn't really noticeable. The overall effect of this necklace is "cool". modern and unique. It is not "in you face" but it is definitely there. Condition: Very Good VIntage COndition
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: goldtone, Size: M
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Susan Goodman, Nassau County, NY
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