User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Shell brooch

Start collecting

Reddish-colored clam shell bezel set in 14kt gold with four cabochon opals, four cabochon emeralds, three cabochons of jade and one cabochon fire opal; double pin on back.

Provenance

Personal collection of Janet Drucker. By 2010, with Drucker Antiques, Inc., Mount Kisco, NY; 2010, purchased from Drucker by MFA (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by Susan B. Kaplan

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

American, about 1970

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Length x width: 9.5 x 10.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2011.28

Medium or Technique

Shell; 14 kt. gold; opal; emerald; jade; fire opal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches