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Sessionist-style brooch with a central, marquis-shaped opal

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This brooch has much in common with the Sessionist and Art Nouveau movements in Europe.

Marks

Impressed indistinct maker's mark with a diamond on the reverse

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 depth: 3 x 3.2 x 0.6 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2007.637

Medium or Technique

Gold, opal, and pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches