This vintage museum jewelry is a reproduction of a design of an engraved "niello" ornament that was in a scrapbook of ornaments in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. No longer available, this 1985 heart is a beautiful design of hearts within hearts etched with gold. In NEW, unworn vintage condition.
Stamped "MMA "(Metropolitan Museum of Art) "1985" this sizeable heart is both a pin and a pendant. The scrolled heart designs are romantic and lyrical against the red enamel background and the gold edging.
The pin measures 1 3/4" in length and about 1 1/2" in width and the attached pendant bail is large enough for a variety of chains. As a brooch, It has a safety clasp on the back. This beautiful pin is enamel on copper with gold electroplate. Everyone will notice this unusual and artistic piece of museum jewelry! It speaks of love and romance. See photos for details.
Vintage MMA Metropolitan Museum of Art Heart Necklace
Pendant is in good vintage condition, with some general signs of wear (surface scratches on the back of the pendant). Has been lovingly cleaned and polished.
Would make a charming gift or love token for someone special.