Vintage MMA heavy 24K gold plated Acanthus Leaf brooch from the gift shop collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Stamped “MMA 1995”.
This stunning piece is in excellent like-new condition, with bright, heavily plated brushed 24K gold finish for a lifetime of wear. I am not sure whether it is made of pewter or sterling silver. The MMA shop has brooches in their collection made of both, which often retail for $75 and up. This is a museum-quality piece based on historical architectural details (see photo). Acanthus leaves have been popular in architecture and as decorative motifs since the Greco-Roman era.
Brooch measures approximately 2” long by 1.9” wide.