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Dragonfly brooch

In the Art Nouveau style, this dragonfly brooch has salmon and blue enameled upper wings and carved opal lower wings. The eyes are two round rubies and the curved body is set with gradulated, brilliant-cut diamonds.


Ex-collection gemologist Mona Nesseth, CA; gift from Nesseth to the MFA (Accession date: December 31, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

Probably American, about 1900


Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 7 x 1.3 cm (1 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold, enamel, diamond, ruby and opal


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches