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Brooch

At the top of the ornament is a horizontal, decorative bar with a pin stem. Suspended from the bar are two elaborate chains terminating in a reverse, heart-shaped pendant set with an oval, cabochon amethyst (about 26 carats). Flanking the stone are two fantastic, bird-like creatures with long...

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Marks

Impressed MARCUS & CO on applied tab along bottom edge

Provenance

December 7, 1987, gift of Dr. Joseph Sataloff, Bala Cynwyd, PA, to his daughter, Jody Sataloff, Portland, ME; 2012, gift of Jody Sataloff to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Jody Sataloff in memory of Dr. Joseph Sataloff

American, about 1895

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 4.2 x 1.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1522

Medium or Technique

Gold and amethyst

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches