Sessionist-style brooch with a central, marquis-shaped opal

American
about 1905


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.637

Medium or Technique

Gold, opal, and pearl

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This brooch has much in common with the Sessionist and Art Nouveau movements in Europe.

Markings

Impressed indistinct maker's mark with a diamond on the reverse

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