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The wings of the insect have opalescent, en carbochon enameling and a silver upper edge set with small diamonds. The eyes of the bee are set with emeralds and the body has a cabochon sapphire, a small row of diamonds set in silver, and an oval opal. The underside of the body has striations on...

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Provenance

Purchased by the donors in the 1970s; Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff to the MFA, September 19, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Sataloff

Western Europe, about 1890–1900

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.4 x 5.7 x 0.7 cm (1 5/16 x 2 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.631

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, enamel, diamond, emerald, sapphire, and opal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches