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King's earrings

Italian
1959
Anton Frühauf (Italian, 1914–1999)


Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 1 x 1.3 cm (1 1/2 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.542.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt), ruby, and white sapphire

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Jewelry

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Each earring is made up of four, graduated, hinged palques set with two rubies and two white sapphires. The earrings are part of a demi-suite that includes King’s Bracelet (2007.410).

Markings

750 / AF on applied plaque on reverse

Provenance

Between 1965 and 1995, sold by Anton Fruhauf, Merano, Italy, to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2012, gift of Karen Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in memory of Sylvia Sethur