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Dragonfly Earrings

These earrings were meticulously wrapped in 22K gold leaf using an intricate process of gilding and burnishing to finish to a rich patina. They feature an imagefrom Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel's Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect painting, with a Swarovski crystal in the center.

- Dimensions of Leaf: 2 inches L x 1 inch W
- Materials: 22K Gold Leaf
- Made in the USA
- Item #: GN402

Source Object:
Dragonfly, Pear, Carnation, and Insect
Joris Hoefnagel (Flemish / Hungarian, 1542 - 1600) and Georg Bocskay (Hungarian, died 1575)
Flemish and Hungarian
Vienna, Austria (Place Created)
1561-1562; illumination added 1591-1596
Watercolors, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment
Object Number: Ms. 20 (86.MV.527), fol. 76