Brooch

American
1976
Miyé Matsukata (American (born in Japan), 1922–1981)


Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 5.1 x 1.5 cm (2 3/16 x 2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2013.55

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

The brooch is an abstract, three-dimensional ornament with three chunky lapis lazuli beads beads set within a frame of silver metal strips. These irrregular strip have a variety of surface treatments-some are highly polished, a couple are testured and a few are gilded.

Markings

Sterling on reverse

Provenance

1976, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.