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S-curve brooch with stickpin

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This highly-sculptural brooch is made of woven gold. It was fabricated by weaving gold sheet and wire by hand, off loom, in an "over 1, under 1" plain weave pattern. It attaches to a garment by means of a gold stickpin topped with a 14.20-carat, carved Brazilian citrine by Sherris Cottier Shank...

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This brooch was purchased by Elyse Zorn Karlin (past president of the American Society of Jewelry Historians and the editor of Adornment magazine) from the artist for the museum's collection; Gift to MFA June 27, 2007

Credit Line

Gift of Elyse Zorn Karlin


© Barbara M. Berk 1992-1998

American, 1996


Height x width x depth: 5.2 x 5 x 2.5 cm (2 1/16 x 1 15/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt) and carved citrine


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches