Brooch featuring a female head with curvilinear tresses

American
Riker Brothers (American, 1892–1926)


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 2.1 x 2.7 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 1 1/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.634

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This small, circular brooch features a frontal female head with curvilinear tresses that entwine the frame. Green plique a jour enamel can be seen through the gold cutout work in the background. The brooch has a bale for either a lapel watch or a pendant drop.

Signed

Impressed hallmark for Riker Brothers and 14 kt assay mark on the reverse

Provenance

Purchased by the donors in the 1970s; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff