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Stomacher

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Small filigree stomacher with 106 emeralds. Made from ten individual pendants linked together with loops. The bottom pendant is in the shape of a cross. Reverse has large flat loops that were likely would have been used to attach the piece to a garment.

Marks

Thirteen stamps are present

Provenance

Gardner Brewer Collection. 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA.

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Corsage Ornament

French, about 1800

Object Place

France

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.5 x 8.6 x 1 cm (8 7/8 x 3 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6495

Medium or Technique

Gold (about 16 kt) and emerald

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment