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Brooch

1933.1618 (RS243465)

Description

Oval bogwood brooch depicting "Drian" Castle within a leaf frame, metal pin and hook fastener (pin missing).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Ireland
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1618
GUSN
100687
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
An identical brooch is illustrated in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 130, 224. For information on Irish Bogwood jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 532-537; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 131; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 253-255.
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Title Hair brooch Accession number 1933.1621

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