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Doves of peace brooch

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This brooch features white clouds made of 44 pearls (4-7mm) surmounted by two gem-set doves. A similar brooch was given to Pat Nixon before president Richard Nixon's trip to China. The brooch was awarded first prize by the Japanese/American Pearl Association and the plaque accompanies it.


2012, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Kurt and Lotte Lindeman and Elsa Hart


Reproduced with permission.

American, 1968


Overall: 5.1 x 7.6 cm (2 x 3 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt), pearl, diamond, sapphire, emerald, and ruby


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches