Renaissance-revival dress clip

American
about 1940


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 3.9 x 0.7 cm (1 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1052

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This is an triangular, openwork, dress clip with bezel-set clear and blue glass “gems” riveted to the back plate and two cherub heads along the sides. It is in the Renaissance revival style. The gold clip on the back appears to be a replacement.

Markings

14K on reverse lower prong

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