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Brooch

2007.15.222 (RS9349)

Description

Carved coral brooch with four large flowers set on gold wire, hinged pin and hook on reverse. Stored in cardboard box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1865
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.222
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100759
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.

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