Leaf brooch with scarab

American
about 1930


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.6 x 9.3 x 1.4 cm (3 x 3 11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1049

Medium or Technique

Brass, enamel, and glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

The leaves have green enamel on both front and back surfaces. The metal on the front has been worked so that there appears to be veining under the enamel. The iridesdent blue glass scarab in the center is similar to those fabricated by Louis Comfort Tiffany in the 1920s.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

Gift of Joe Sataloff to Jody Sataloff, 2007; Gift of Jody Sataloff to the MFA, October 22, 2008.

Credit Line

Gift of Jody Sataloff