Art/ Collection/ Art Object


18th century
Attributed to China, Tibet
Gold, pearls, sapphire, rubies, topaz, emeralds, turquoise
H. 3 in. (7.8 cm) W. 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
Not on view
Robert W. de Forest, New York (until 1925; sold to MMA)
New York. American Museum of Natural History. "Pearls," October 13, 2001–April 14, 2002.

Chicago. Field Museum of Natural History. "Pearls," June 28, 2002–January 5, 2003.

Atlanta. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. "Pearls," March 22, 2003–July 13, 2003.

Houston. Houston Museum of Natural Science. "Pearls," September 27, 2003–January 18, 2004.

Midland, MI. Midland Center for the Arts. "Pearls," March 13, 2004–July 18, 2004.

Toronto. Royal Ontario Museum. "Pearls," September 18, 2004–January 9, 2005.

Milwaukee. Milwaukee Public Museum. "Pearls," March 5, 2005–June 26, 2005.

Tokyo. National Museum of Nature and Science,Tokyo. "Pearls," October 1, 2005–January 15, 2006.

London. Natural History Museum of London. "Pearls," April 7, 2006–October 15, 2006.

Landman, Neil H. Pearls: a Natural History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2001.

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