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1923.659 (RS6897)

Description

Heart-shaped paste brooch set in silver with a red stone at top, all set on a red silk ribbon.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1810
Material
glass (material)
silk (fiber)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
silk (fiber)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 x 13/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.659
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Martha A. Knowles
GUSN
101583
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.
Reference Notes
Pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 24. For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55.
Related Items
Title Paste brooch Accession number 1923.659 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Martha A. Knowles:
Title Earrings Accession number 1926.236 ab
Title Gold ring Accession number 1926.238
Title Silver brooch Accession number 1926.239
Title Locket Accession number 1926.243
Title Stick pin of Plymouth Rock Accession number 1926.247
Title Belt clasps Accession number 1926.249
Title Onyx brooch Accession number 1926.257
Title Coral cameo brooch Accession number 1926.259

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