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Abstract brooch

Italian
about 1975
Anton Frühauf (Italian, 1914–1999)


Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 5.6 x 1 cm (1 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.540

Medium or Technique

Gilt silver, silver, emerald, and white sapphire

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This abstract brooch consists of a cast, openwork design with a textured silver surface and silt-silver components embellished by three step-cut eneralds, white sapphire melee and baquette highlights.

Markings

750 symbol / BZ in cartouche 800 / A. FRUHAUF

Provenance

Between 1965 and 1995, sold by Anton Fruhauf, Merano, Italy, to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2012, gift of Karen Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in memory of Sylvia Sethur