This rectangular pink and white banded agate is set in a thin gold mount. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and a C-hook on the reverse. It is the brooch Ruth Buffum wears in her portrait, according to the donor (1961.173b).
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 1 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn
- 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
- For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.
- Related Items
Title Portrait of James Needham Buffum Accession number 1961.173 A Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice and Emil Ahlborn:
Title Portrait of Ruth (Lummus) Buffum Accession number 1961.173 B
Title Agate brooch Accession number 1961.173 C