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.
Impressed TRABERT & HOEFFER/MAUBOUSSIN on side of clip. Impressed "Reflection" inside of clip.
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)
Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf
American, about 1945
- Trabert & Hoeffer, Inc.-Mauboussin, 1936–1953
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.)
Medium or Technique
Gold (15kt), platinum, diamond, ruby, and citrine