Reflection brooch

American
about 1945
Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.-Mauboussin (1936–1953)


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.5 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2013.342

Medium or Technique

Platinum, gold (15k), diamond, ruby, and citrine

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Diadems

The perimeter of the brooch had gold scrolls and ribbons while the center is composed of a cluster of circular blossoms made of faceted citrine beads topped by a small ruby. It is part of the Reflection series introduced in 1938.

Markings

Impressed TRABERT & HOEFFER/MAUBOUSSIN on side of clip. Impressed "Reflection" inside of clip.

Provenance

Before probably 2010, sold by a London dealer to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf