Ranging in color from dark red to pinkish white, coral can be carved into a variety of designs. This delicately carved set of brooch and earrings reflects the mid-century taste for Rococo-style flowers. Each floral spray is slightly different, as it would be in nature. The brooch is mounted onto a naturalistic gold stem with applied pin, and the earrings onto their original shepherd's crook gold ear wires. One rose can be removed from each earring, thereby shortening the drop.
Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2000 (2000.564a-c).