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Brooch

1981.31 (RS8490)

Description

Jet cross brooch with gold caps engraved with scrolls on each arm, small gold ball on end of each cap, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/8 in x 7/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1981.31
GUSN
100796
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
Related Items
Notes Identical but larger piece is 1930.172

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