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Brooch

1966.2266 (RS8175)

Description

Carved coral brooch with gold cannetille frame, hinged pin and hook on reverse

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Accession Number
1966.2266
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101089
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.

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