This brooch in the shape of a star is decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation. It is the kind of adornment worn by high-ranking members of the court of the Ottonian emperors.
J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
New York. The Cloisters Museum & Gardens, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection," May 1–October 18, 2015.
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 35, pp. 31-32.
Artist: Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen) Date: ca. 1870–95Medium: Baroque pearl mounted with enameled gold set with pearls, emeralds and rubies and with pendent pearlsAccession: 1982.60.382On view in:Gallery 542