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1961.173c (RS199244)

Description

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).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1857
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1961.173c
Credit Line
Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn
GUSN
101943
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

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