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Earrings

Dangly earrings. Flower shaped post attached to screw-back closure. Butterfly hangs off of bottom of flower. Butterfly and flower made up of many round and oblong garnets. Marks: "AVF" on reverse (Anna F. Fitzgerald, relative of Honey Fritz)

Marks

Engraved AVF on reverse

Provenance

Anna Fitzgerald; by descent to Breshnaham; by descent to Jeffries; 2011, Robert Sprowl by inheritence from his mother Margo Jeffries Sprowl; 2012, gift of Sprowl to the MFA. (Accession date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Sprowl in memory of Margo Jeffries Sprowl

Czech Republic, 1890s

Dimensions

Length: 3.5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2012.203.1-2

Medium or Technique

Gold, garnet

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment