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Suite of hummingbird jewelry in three parts (brooch and earrings)

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Brooch in gold with foliate design and mounted head of hummingbirds with ruby eyes and gold beak; matching earrings.

Marks

Unmarked

Provenance

2009, purchased by the MFA from Gray & Davis Ltd., New York (Accession date: April 22, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by Joanne A. Herman, Susan B. Kaplan, and Textile Curator's Fund

English, about 1870

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Height x width (brooch): 1.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 7/8 x 7/16 in.) Height x width (earrings): 2.3 x 2.3 x 2 cm (7/8 x 7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2347.1-3

Medium or Technique

Gold, ruby, and taxidermied hummingbirds

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Sets