Shell brooch

American
about 1970
Marguerite Stix (American, born in Vienna, 1908–1975)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 9.5 x 10.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.28

Medium or Technique

Shell; 14 kt. gold; opal; emerald; jade; fire opal

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Reddish-colored clam shell bezel set in 14kt gold with four cabochon opals, four cabochon emeralds, three cabochons of jade and one cabochon fire opal; double pin on back.

Provenance

Personal collection of Janet Drucker. By 2010, with Drucker Antiques, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY; 2010, purchased from Drucker by MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by Susan B. Kaplan

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.