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Brooch

The perimeter of the brooch had gold scrolls and ribbons while the center is composed of a cluster of circular blossoms made of faceted citrine beads topped by a small ruby. It is part of the Reflection series introduced in 1938.

Marks

Impressed TRABERT & HOEFFER/MAUBOUSSIN on side of clip. Impressed "Reflection" inside of clip.

Provenance

Before probably 2010, sold by a London dealer to Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2013, gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: April 24, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

American, about 1945

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 7.5 x 6.2 x 2.8 cm (2 15/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2013.342

Medium or Technique

Gold (15kt), platinum, diamond, ruby, and citrine

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches