Imitation jet drop earring (two of a pair)
Kenneth Jay Lane (American, born in 1932)
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Imitation jet beads are mounted on flexible black-plated brass to form a lacy, open-work floral motif in this Spanish seventeenth-century-inspired drop earring. Three long strands of black faceted beads, prong-set in circles, graze the wearer’s shoulder.
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.
Gift of Carole Tanenbaum