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


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Silver and glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches