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Renaissance revival pendant/brooch

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This pendant/brooch has elaborate acanthus leaves, curves, and granulated ball decoration. It is cast with hand-finished detailing on the front and chasing on the reverse (in imitation of Renaissance jewels). In the center is a lapis lazuli carbochon and there is a small pearl drop on the...

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Marks

Impressed gold assay mark - 585 on the hinge

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 1900

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 6 x 4 x 0.7 cm (2 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.633

Medium or Technique

Gold, lapis lazuli, and pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants