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1933.1692 (RS7418)

Description

This brooch is composed of carved coral, depicting a naturalistic spray of flowers and leaves. The brooch closes with a gold hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
coral (material)
gold (metal)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1692
GUSN
100776
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 Coral Brooch Accession number 1933.1692 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Helen B. Gilman:
Title b - Pair of seed pearl earrings Accession number 1933.1693 a
Title Seed pearl pin Accession number 1933.1694
Title Red velvet jewel case Accession number 1933.1695
Title Wood earrings Accession number 1933.1705 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell studs Accession number 1933.1706 ab
Title Pair of vulcanite bracelets Accession number 1933.1707 ab
Title Vulcanite locket Accession number 1933.1708

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