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Leaf earring (one of a pair)

Hobé Cie Limited (American, founded in 1927)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Sterling silver, glass

Not On View


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.


"STERLING" on ear wire


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