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Imitation jet drop earring (two of a pair)

about 1965
Kenneth Jay Lane (American, born in 1932)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Brass, glass

Not On View


Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

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.

Credit Line

Gift of Carole Tanenbaum