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Charm earring (one of a pair)

American
1950–1959
Napier (American, 1878 – 1999)


Accession Number

2018.4161.1

Medium or Technique

Metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

This clip-on earring has an antique silver-tone finish and features a carved floral pattern. Suspended from the clip are three charms which consist of glass beads that imitate turquoise, carnelian, coral and lapis lazuli. The center charm features a carved “end of the day” bead, topped with an imitation pearl.

Signed

NAPIER [on clip]

Markings

PAT. PEND. [on clip]

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum