Green paste Buddha brooch or pendant with diamonds

Probably French
about 1920
Possibly by Lacloche Frères (Spanish, founded in 1875 (also working in Paris)), Possibly by Cartier (French, founded in 1847)


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4006

Medium or Technique

Platinum, white gold, diamond, and paste

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

This pendant, featuring a green paste Buddha resembling carved jade, was converted from a jabot. The Buddha, wearing a single rose-cut diamond necklace, has an openwork halo and foliate base decorated with small rose-cut diamonds. The pinstem, pendant loop, and chain were later additions.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Monica S. Sadler in honor of Jacqueline Hart Sadler