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)
Anonymous gift in memory of Kurt and Lotte Lindeman and Elsa Hart
Reproduced with permission.