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Colorless glass pastes set in silver closed back mount. Each paste has a dot of black paint at bottom to simulate an open culet. Paste rosettes at center flanked by graduating oblong pastes. At each corner is a cluster of four round pastes. Rectangular gold border engraved with swag motif. Steel...

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Collection of Buckminster Brown. M.D. by 1895; to MFA October 8, 1895, bequest. "Belonged to Dr. John Warren, grandfather of Buckminster Brown, M.D." (from object file)

Credit Line

Bequest of Buckminster Brown, M.D.

American or European, 1750–99

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Height x width: 1 1/8 x 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (2.9 x 7.3 x 6 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silver; paste




Jewelry / Adornment