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Circular brooch

Circular brooch fashioned in the shape of a flower. Setting for the stones in the form of an elaborate plate on the back, solder around the circumference of the brooch, and at the center. 14K gold and seventeen aquamarine gemstones.


"MR" marked twice on back, indistinctly; "HANDW(rought) / 14K" marked on back.


The artist; 1993, to Ruth J. Mefford (Mrs Gerald W. Mefford); June 21, 1995, gift of Mrs. Mefford to MFA .

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Gerald W. Mefford

about 1955

Object Place

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, aquamarine




Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches