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Turquoise earring (one of a pair)

1963–1969
Frank Hess (American), For Kramer Jewelry Creations, Inc. (American, 1943 – 1980)


Accession Number

2018.4145.2

Medium or Technique

Gilt metal, glass

Not On View

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Clip-on stud earrings consist of glass turquoise beads and prong-set red and white rhinestones backed by gilt flowers and surrounded by gilt foliage and filigree.

Signed

"Amourelle ©" on back of ear clip

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