Jeweled scroll brooch

about 1920
Frank Gardner Hale (American, 1876 – 1945)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 6.6 x 5cm (2 5/8 x 1 15/16in.)

Accession Number

1998.569

Medium or Technique

Gold, zircons, diamonds, sapphires, peridots

On View

Lorraine and Alan Bressler Gallery (Gallery 222)

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Elliptical shaped brooch with four central stones arranged vertically and flanked by gold scrolls and numerous smaller gemstones.

Markings

Marked "F. G. HALE" incuse on gold tag soldered on rear at center, below clasp.

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph B. and Edith Alpers