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Leaf earring

1930–1939
Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)


Accession Number

2018.3913.2

Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Sterling silver earring in the shape of a leaf or buta is adorned with scrolling silverwork and bezel-set with green, pink, blue, and white circular and drop faceted glass stones. The back of the earring is open and has a screw-back unpierced ear wire.

Markings

"STERLING" on ear wire

Provenance

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