Aurora Borealis earring (two of a pair)
Hollycraft (American, 1938–1979)
Medium or Technique
Gold-plated metal, glass
Not On View
This ornate gold-plated, clip-on earring in the shape of a buta is decorated with scrolling ribbons; iridescent aurora borealis crystals; and a large, central, prong-set, speckled green and blue glass cabochon.
Between about 1970s and 2018, acquired by Carole Tanenbaum, Toronto, Ontario [see note]; 2018, gift of Carole Tanenbaum to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 12, 2018)
NOTE: This is part of a large collection of costume jewelry given to the MFA in 2018, which had been built over about 40 years.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum