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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.

Provenance

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

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American, 1968

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.140

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches