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

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

Marks

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

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

  • English, about 1870
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.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, ruby, and taxidermied hummingbirds
Classification
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
2009.2347.1-3
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