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1966.2307 (RS8216)

Description

Gold brooch in the shape of an anchor, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
Riker Bros. (Manufacturer)
Date
1892-1943
Inscriptions
Stamped with "14 K" and a sword surmounted by the letter R. (Hallmark and Maker's Mark)
Location of origin
Newark, NJ
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
fourteen-carat gold
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
fourteen-carat gold
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.2307
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101525
Reference Notes
For more information on jewelry made in Newark, NJ see Dietz, Ulysses Grant and Janet Zapata, "Beaux-arts jewelry made in Newark, New Jersey," "The Magazine Antiques," (April 1997): 592-599; Smith, Julia B. "The Jewelry Industry in Newark," (1929).

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