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1933.1694 (RS7420)

Description

This brooch forms a set with 1933.1693.1AB. The brooch is composed of graduated multi-layer clusters of seed pearl rosettes set on a mother-of-pearl plaque and held in place with white horsehair. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse. It is enclosed in box 1933.1693.2.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1860
Material
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
horsehair
mother of pearl
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
horsehair
mother of pearl
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/2 (D), 1 3/16 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.1694
GUSN
101001
Reference Notes
For more information on pearls see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 254-259; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 108-111, 209-213.
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
Title Box Accession number 1933.1693.2

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