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Plaid Pin

1969.1897 (RS8266)

Description

Silver three quarter circle plaid pin with engraved star pattern, terminates in two silver balls set with cabochon cut corals, sliding pin set with cabochon cut coral.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1895-1910
Location of origin
Possibly Scotland
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 9/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1897
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100760
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
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. A similar pair of pins is featured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): plate 171. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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