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1930.1653 (RS7192)

Description

Seed pearl brooch consisting of concentric circles of rosettes with large central pearl all set on a mother of pearl backing, gold hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1823
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.1653
GUSN
101581
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
This brooch was pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 66. For more information on pearl jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 254-259; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 108-111, 209-213.
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