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King's earrings

Each earring is made up of four, graduated, hinged palques set with two rubies and two white sapphires. The earrings are part of a demi-suite that includes King's Bracelet (2007.410).


750 / AF on applied plaque on reverse


Between 1965 and 1995, sold by Anton Fruhauf, Merano, Italy, to Karen Rotenberg, Boston; 2012, gift of Karen Rotenberg to the MFA. (Accession date: September 26, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Karen Sethur Rotenberg in memory of Sylvia Sethur

Italian, 1959


Overall: 3.8 x 1 x 1.3 cm (1 1/2 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold (18kt), ruby, and white sapphire


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs