Brooch in gold with foliate design and mounted head of hummingbirds with ruby eyes and gold beak; matching earrings.
2009, purchased by the MFA from Gray & Davis Ltd., New York (Accession date: April 22, 2009)
Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and by Joanne A. Herman, Susan B. Kaplan, and Textile Curator's Fund
English, about 1870
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.)
Medium or Technique
Gold, ruby, and taxidermied hummingbirds