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Brooch with fish and acanthus leaves

Yellow gold brooch with ancanthus leaves and a fish holding a diamond in its mouth at the center. There are eight small rubies set in white gold along the outer edge.


18K on the underside, near the top


By 1994, with Roger Sheff, New York; about 1994, purchased by gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; 2009, year-end gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

American, about 1900


Height x width x depth: 3.5 x 5.4 x 0.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt) and diamond


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches