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1927.495 (RS7033)

Description

This carved coral brooch consists of stylized flowers, naturalistic leaves and a bird in flight. The entire brooch is set on gold wire. The brooch form part of set with earrings 1927.496AB.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1862
Location of origin
Florence, Italy
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
coral (material)
gold (metal)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.495
GUSN
100757
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. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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 Pair of Earrings Accession number 1927.496AB Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice A. Stevens:
Title Lava cameo brooch Accession number 1929.563
Title Brooch Accession number 1929.564
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.565
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1929.566 ab
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1931.982 ab
Title Cuff links Accession number 1931.984 ab
Title Gold brooch Accession number 1931.989
Title Necklace and locket Accession number 1934.558
Title Pair of Earrings Accession number 1927.496AB

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