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Serpent brooch

Red rhinestones outline the head and body of the serpent decorating this brooch. Blue-green faceted marquis-shaped stones zigzag through his body and embelish his red rhinestone head which features green marquis faceted eyes. The glass stones are prong set in the partially cast, flexibly...

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Marks

Circular applied tab with Butler & Wilson in raised block letters on underside of the serpent's head

Provenance

By 2008, purchased on E-bay and GoAntiques by Amy Hanan; 2011, gift of Hanan to the MFA. (Accession date: February 23, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Amy Hanan

English, about 1980

Dimensions

Length x width x depth: 17.5 x 3 x 1.3 cm (6 7/8 x 1 3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.62

Medium or Technique

Grey-tone metal and glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches