Jeweled scroll brooch
Frank Gardner Hale (American, 1876–1945)
Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Overall: 6.6 x 5cm (2 5/8 x 1 15/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, zircon, diamond, sapphire, peridot
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)
Elliptical shaped brooch with four central stones arranged vertically and flanked by gold scrolls and numerous smaller gemstones.
Marked "F. G. HALE" incuse on gold tag soldered on rear at center, below clasp.
Original owner unknown; 1985, purchased by Joseph B. and Edith Alpers from Jesse and Laski, London dealers, February 1985; 1998, given by the Alpers to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 1998).
Gift of Joseph B. and Edith Alpers