Girl Blowing Bubbles pendant

about 1910
Fuset y Grau (Spanish, active 1890s to 1930)


Height: 10.2 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, platinum, enamel, pearl, ivory, sapphire, and diamond

Not On View


Europe, Jewelry



Depicted in this pendant is the profile, half-length portrait of a girl blowing pearl bubbles through a straw. The girl has plaited hair and is holding a goblet with overflowing pearls. The portrait has a scrolling foliate surround that is chased and engraved. The background has blue and red plique a jour enamel simulating a stained glass window.


Has maker's mark for Fuset y Grau


July 15, 2010, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 223. 2011, sold by an unknown dealer, London, to S.J. Phillips Ltd., London; 2012, sold by S.J. Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Susan B. Kaplan, William Francis Warden Fund, Carol Noble in honor of Susan B. Kaplan, and anonymously