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Circular Brooch

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The brooch is made of a circular gold plate with soldered gold cloisons filled with glass on the front and a twisted cable around the edge. Cloisons from a central rosette with eight green petals surrounded by three concentric bands. The innermost of the bands has rectangular cells filled with...

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By 1902, Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael; May 13, 1902, sold at Carmichael sale, Christie's, London, lot 189. By 1929, Marc Rosenberg, Baden-Baden, Germany; November 4, 1929, Rosenberg sale, Graupe-Ball, Berlin, lot 120. L. Burg, London. 1959, Otto Wertheimer, Paris; 1959, sold by Wertheimer to the MFA for $3500. (Accession date: January 8, 1959)

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Edwin E. Jack Fund

Italian, Early medieval, first half of the 7th century

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Gold and colored glass