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Egyptian style earring (two of a pair)

1953
Marcel Boucher (French, 1898–1965)


Accession Number

2018.3942.4

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A circular hoop studded with red, green, and blue glass cabochons is suspended from this gilt metal earring. The hollow inside the hoop is accentuated with a zig-zag pattern and a rope motif. The same rope motif forms a halo around a blue glass cabochon mounted on the ear wire. The earring is unpierced and fastens with a screw-pressure ear wire.

Signed

"BOUCHER"

Markings

"5530"

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