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Renaissance-revival dress clip

This is an triangular, openwork, dress clip with bezel-set clear and blue glass "gems" riveted to the back plate and two cherub heads along the sides. It is in the Renaissance revival style. The gold clip on the back appears to be a replacement.

Marks

14K on reverse lower prong

Provenance

Gift of Joe Sataloff to Jody Sataloff, 2007; Gift of Jody Sataloff to the MFA, October 22, 2008.

Credit Line

Gift of Jody Sataloff

American, about 1940

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 3.9 x 0.7 cm (1 1/2 x 1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1052

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver, and glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches