Skip to content

Search Collections

Brooch

2004.14.7 (RS8780)

Description

Circular open gold brooch with floral spray with bezel-set opal cabochons, old European cut diamonds, seed pearls, and pink stones (probably tourmaline).

Details

Label
Spring 2014 Historic New England Magazine: "New England produced some of the leading jewelers of the early twentieth century. Opals, diamonds, pearls, and amethysts embellish this brooch made by Edward Everett Oakes for Henry Wriston and his daughter Barbara. Following centuries-long tradition of apprenticeship, Oakes studied with the first generation of Arts and Crafts jewelers in Boston and continued their commitment to handcraft excellence well into the twentieth century."
Maker
Oakes, Edward Everett (Goldsmith)
Date
1930-1950
Location of origin
Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States, New England
Material
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
opal
tourmaline
Object type
Adornment
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Wakefield (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Brooch
brooches
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
opal
pins (jewelry)
tourmaline
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.14.7
Credit Line
Gift of Barbara Wriston
GUSN
101929
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
Pictured in Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England, Winter/Spring (2005): 7.
Related Items
Title 2 - Pair of gold earrings Accession number 2004.14.1.1 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Barbara Wriston:
Title Souvenir spoon - Bigelow family Accession number 2004.14.2
Title Clear cut stone and silver pin, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.3
Title Stone and silver ring, marked Parenti Accession number 2004.14.4
Title Stone and silver bracelet, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.5
Title 2 - Pair of earrings, Parenti Accession number 2004.14.6.1
Title Gold, opal, diamond and pearl pin, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.7
Title Gold, opal and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.8
Title Gold, silver and amethyst ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.9
Title Silver, sapphire and diamond ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.10
Title Gold and silver ring, Edward Everett Oakes Accession number 2004.14.11
Notes There is a similar brooch by Edward Everett Oakes in the collection of the MFA, Boston (1986.265).

Comments