Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pair of earrings

18th century
possibly Portuguese
Silver, paste diamonds
Length (each): 1 9/16 in. (4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Marguerite McBey, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.343.38a, b, .39a, b
Not on view
Marguerite McBey (until 1980; to MMA)
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