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Brooch

This brooch has a central, bezel-set, Australian opal surrounded by braided gold wire and cartouches with four small pearls (above, below, and either side).

Marks

14K on applied tab on underside

Provenance

Ex-collection gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

American, about 1900

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.5 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm (1 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1974

Medium or Technique

Gold (14kt), opal and pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches