Butterfly pin

Czech Republic
1890s


Dimensions

Length x width: 3 x 5.7 cm (1 3/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2012.202

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Pin in the form of a butterfly made up of bands of round garnets.

Marks: “AVF” on reverse (Anna V. Fitzgerald, a relative of Honey Fritz)

Markings

Engraved AVF on reverse

Provenance

Anna Fitzgerald; by descent to Breshnaham; by descent to Jeffries; 2011, Robert Sprowl by inheritence from his mother Margo Jeffries Sprowl; 2012, gift of Sprowl to the MFA. (Accession date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Sprowl in memory of Margo Jeffries Sprowl