Circular pin

about 1989
Lilly Fitzgerald (American, born in 1951)


Object Place: Spencer, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 0.6cm (1/4in.) Other (Overall): 3.5cm (1 3/8in.)

Accession Number

1989.202

Medium or Technique

Gold; opal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

22 kt gold pin with depletion gilding set with one Australian boulder opal (opal in matrix). The stone exhibits a narrow slice of opal within the brown matrix forming the circle. The setting is circular with two unevenly spaced horizontal bars set slightly above center. Gold balls of several sizes are soldered around these decorative elements. (from card)

Markings

"22 18 kt / LAF / '89" lightly scratched into back of pin near clasp. (from card)

Provenance

The artist; to MFA May 11, 1989, purchase.

Credit Line

Gift of Daniel and Jessie Lie Farber

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.