Moth brooch

Western Europe
about 1890–1900


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.631

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, enamel, diamond, emerald, sapphire, and opal

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Classifications

Brooches

The wings of the insect have opalescent, en carbochon enameling and a silver upper edge set with small diamonds. The eyes of the bee are set with emeralds and the body has a cabochon sapphire, a small row of diamonds set in silver, and an oval opal. The underside of the body has striations on the goldwork. The ornament is unmarked.

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