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1930.136 (RS7165)

Description

Polished branch coral brooch, carved at bottom, gold hinged pin and hook. Part of set with 1930.137 ab. In red rectangular silk covered box

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
"E.G. EATON. / JEWELER / 7 CANAL ST / GRAND RAPIDS MICH." (Embossed)
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.136
GUSN
100755
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Tortoiseshell chain and locket Accession number 1930.15 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss E. W. McKibbin:
Title Tortoiseshell cameo studs Accession number 1930.16 ab
Title Intaglio Accession number 1930.17 ab
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.18
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.19 ab
Title Coral brooch Accession number 1930.20
Title Cameo fob Accession number 1930.21
Title Cameo studs Accession number 1930.22 ab
Title Coral pin Accession number 1930.136
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1930.137 ab
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.1307

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