Orchid pendant

American
about 1905


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.2 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (2 7/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.635

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, diamond (mine cut), and pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Pendants

The blossom has opaque enamel in opalescent white and pink. Mine-cut diamonds highlight the flower. The larger ones are riveted to the metal and the smaller stones are set in silver mounts in leaf-like settings. Below the orchid is a gold branch-like form with five pearls. It is unmarked but done in the style of the Newark makers.

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