Brooch or pendant (one of a pair)


Object Place: American or European


Height x width x depth: 4.9 x 3.7 x 1.1 cm (1 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and stone

Not On View


Americas, Europe, Jewelry



One of two almost identical vertically oval pendants of Italian pietra dura depicting a white trumpet-shaped flower with two olive-green leaves and stem inlaid into a black hard stone. A twisted wire surrounds the gold bezel which has a bevelled frame around the open back. The hinged sheet bail is probably not original. Unlike the similar pendant (64.629a), this piece has a pin back attached horizonally to the back of the frame.The piece may have been part of a larger construction. The mount could have been American or European.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik