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Brooch

1921.24 (RS6801)

Description

This brooch is part of a set, with a pair of matching earrrings (1921.23AB), all with the same decorative elements. The brooch is made from vulcantie and is composed of rococo revival scrolls and acanthus designs. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
rubber (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
pins (jewelry)
rubber (material)
Dimensions
2 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.24
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright
GUSN
101046
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
Title c - Brooch and earrings Accession number 1919.229 a Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mary Wheelwright:
Title Three blouse studs Accession number 1921.22
Title Mourning earrings Accession number 1921.23
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1921.24
Title Studs Accession number 1921.25
Title Studs Accession number 1921.26
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1921.27
Title Scent locket Accession number 1921.28
Title Shoe buckles Accession number 1922.1035
Title Indian necklace Accession number 1922.1036
Title Brooch Accession number 1924.27
Title Gilt metal hair comb Accession number 1931.88.1
Title Faux pearl tiara Accession number 1931.88.2

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