Jabot with two doves

French
early 20th century


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.7 x 4.6 x 0.6 cm (11/16 x 1 13/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4004

Medium or Technique

Platinum, gold, enamel, diamond, ruby, and sapphire

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Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

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.

Markings

Each terminal is stamped on the back "DEPOSE" indicating it left the country. An impressed unidentified mark appears on pinstem.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

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