The brooch is an abstract, three-dimensional ornament with three chunky lapis lazuli beads beads set within a frame of silver metal strips. These irrregular strip have a variety of surface treatments-some are highly polished, a couple are testured and a few are gilded.
Sterling on reverse
1976, sold by Janiye Jewelry Designers, Boston, MA to Gabriel Padawer, Brookline, MA; 2012, gift of Padawer to the MFA. (Accession date, January 30, 2013)
Gift of the Estate of Martha Padawer
Reproduced with permission.