Gold Opal Ring
Miyé Matsukata (American (born in Japan), 1922–1981)
Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.) diameter of shank Height 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) x width 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) of bezel
Medium or Technique
Gold and opal
Not On View
This opal ring has a flat band with irregular slightly raised edges that does not continue under the bezel. The oval opal is bezel mounted and surrounded by an opening with an irregular gold frame that is contoured to continue the circle of the bezel. It is wider at the top and the bottom than at the sides. The “frame” has gold sheet overlapping to appear as though wrapped.
Several illegible marks on the inside of the shank.
1972, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)
Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer
Reproduced with permission.