Doves of peace brooch

American
1968
Peter Lindeman (American, born 1930 in Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 5.1 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

2012.140

Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt), pearl, diamond, sapphire, emerald, and ruby

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

This brooch features white clouds made of 44 pearls (4-7mm) surmounted by two gem-set doves. A similar brooch was given to Pat Nixon before president Richard Nixon’s trip to China. The brooch was awarded first prize by the Japanese/American Pearl Association and the plaque accompanies it.

Provenance

2012, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Kurt and Lotte Lindeman and Elsa Hart

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.