Circa 1858 brooch by Alessandro Castellani
|Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is one of only a few museums with a dedicated jewelry gallery. “Past Is Present: Revival Jewelry” opened on Valentine’s Day and runs through August 19th. The exhibition presents treasures from the MFA’s collection of more than 20,000 examples of jewelry made over a span of 6,000 years.
Necklace and brooches about 1840, shells and gold.
Golden brooch with Eros riding a dove was made in 1870.
Renaissance Revival pendant was created about 1910 by the Barcelona firm Fuset y Grau Joyeros.
Demi-parure of polished amber set into gold. 1880
John Paul Miller (1918–2013) “Polyp Colony” 1995.