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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.


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


Reproduced with permission.

American, about 1970

Object Place

United States


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


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