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Orchid pendant

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The blossom has opaque enamel in opalescent white and pink. Mine-cut diamonds highlight the flower. The larger ones are riveted to the metal and the smaller stones are set in silver mounts in leaf-like settings. Below the orchid is a gold branch-like form with five pearls. It is unmarked but...

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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

American, about 1905

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6.2 x 3.3 x 1.1 cm (2 7/16 x 1 5/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2007.635

Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, diamond (mine cut), and pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants