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Renaissance revival watch enhancer

Made in the Art Nouveau style, this small heart-shaped brooch has a woman's head in the center and three small pearls surrounded by whiplash lines.

Marks

14K on "C" hook

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mona Lee Nesseth

American, about 1900

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2.9 x 2.2 x 1 cm (1 1/8 x 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1975

Medium or Technique

Gold (14kt) and pearl

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches