Symbolizing the season, these glistening ornaments are delicately scaled and meticulously adapted from different objects in the Museum's collection, adding artful touches to smaller trees, wreaths, or garlands. The foliate ornament (left) is taken from the golden central star on a glazed stoneware bowl attributed to Iran (12th–13th century). The eight-pointed ornament (center) is adapted from a color plate in L’Ornement Polychrome
, 1869, showing ornate Venetian marquetry designs from the Renaissance. The ornament with 16 points (right) is derived from the gilt rosette on a porcelain saucer made at the Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory in the early nineteenth century.
18K gold overlay. Photo etched. Includes gold cords for hanging. Gift boxed. 1 1/2'' diam. each.