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Necklace | Alexander Calder. Silver wire. ca. 1948. || Photo Credit: Calder Foundation, New York // ART366509

Checked cotton evening dress with glass bead and rhinestone embellishment, by Mainbocher, American, ca. 1948.

THE NAPOLEAN DIAMOND NECKLACE | It was a gift from Emperor Napoleon to his second wife, Marie-Louise, to celebrate the birth of their son, Napoleon II, the Emperor of Rome, in 1811. The elegant silver and gold necklace, designed by Etienne Nitôt and Sons of Paris was completed in 1811 and consists of 234 diamonds, from India or Brazil.