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Suite of hummingbird jewelry in three parts (brooch and earrings)

English
about 1870


Object Place, England

Dimensions

Height x width (brooch): 1.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 7/8 x 7/16 in.) Height x width (earrings): 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm (7/8 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2347.1-3

Medium or Technique

Gold, ruby, and taxidermied hummingbirds

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Sets

Brooch in gold with foliate design and mounted head of hummingbirds with ruby eyes and gold beak; matching earrings.

Markings

Unmarked

Provenance

2009, purchased by the MFA from Gray & Davis Ltd., New York (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by Joanne A. Herman, Susan B. Kaplan, and Textile Curator's Fund