Platinum, gold, and diamond brooch

American
about 1910
Made by Black, Starr and Frost (American, 1876–1929)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Height X width x depth: 2.7 x 6 x 1 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4007

Medium or Technique

Platinum, gold, and diamond

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This diamond brooch is in the shape of a crossed loop formed by a line of calibre diamonds each of which ends in a large round diamond. The 72 old European and single-cut diamonds, which weigh approximately 3 carats, are set in platinum and backed by gold.

Markings

On the back of the brooch near one end of the loop is stamped BS&F.

Provenance

September 19, 2006, purchased at Skinner Auctioneers (lot 653) in Boston; gift to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009).

Credit Line

Anonymous gift