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Lorgnette clip

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The decorative front of this clip hinged to a lorgnette is triangular in shape and composed of round faceted glass gems set in prongs resembling diamonds. Within the V-shape, made of two rows of stones whose point ends at the bottom of the element, is a stylized basket holding leaves and...

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Marks

On one edge rectangular panel on the underside of the decorative piece of the lorgnette is stamped, "sterling K."

Provenance

2008, purchased from Brookline Auction Gallery LLC by Marjorie Short; 2011, gift of Short to the MFA. (Accession date: February 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Marjorie J. Short

American, 1940s

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 cm (2 1/4 x 1 x 1/2 in.) folded

Accession Number

2011.70

Medium or Technique

Silver and glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches