Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2010

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David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts: July 2009–June 2010

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Jabot with two doves

early 20th century
Height x width: 1.7 x 4.6 x 0.6 cm (11/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/4 in.)
Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby, and sapphire

Classification: Jewelry / Adornment

Culture: French

Object Place: France

Accession number: 2009.4004

Description: This jabot consists of two terminals separated by a gold pinstem. Each terminal has a pave-set diamond dove with a tiny cabochon ruby eye perched within a little bird house with the door frame and roof decorated with calibre sapphires.

Provenance/Ownership History: Early 20th-century, with donor's grandmother; by descent to present owner; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Marianne Hart Hartog