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1990.1384 (RS204080)

Description

This circular brooch is made up of concentric rings of cut, bezel-set blue paste stones and strung seed pearls. The center is set with a large baroque pearl surrounded by seed pearls, a row of bezel-set single-cut blue pastes, another row of seed pearls strung on gold wire, then the outermost row of alternating oval and round cut blue pastes. All gems are set in an openwork silver-gilded foliate mount. The closure on the reverse is a hinged pin and hook.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1910
Location of origin
Austro-Hungarian Empire
Material
gold (metal)
paste (glass)
pearl (animal material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
gold (metal)
paste (glass)
pearl (animal material)
pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 x 1 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.1384
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan B. Norton
GUSN
101993
Reference Notes
Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England, Winter/Spring (2005): 7.
Related Items
Title Wristwatch Accession number 1990.3 Notes Jewelry and related items bequeathed by Susan B. Norton:
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.4
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.5
Title Mourning Pendant Accession number 1990.8
Title Silver Ring Accession number 1990.9
Title Charm Bracelet Accession number 1990.10
Title Bracelet Accession number 1990.11
Title Seed Pearl Necklace Accession number 1990.12
Title Earrings Accession number 1990.13
Title Gold Buttons Accession number 1990.14
Title Florentine Mosaic Pin Accession number 1990.16
Title Watch Fob and Chain Accession number 1990.17
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.141
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1380
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1381
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1382
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1383
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1384
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1385
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1386
Title Seal and watch fob Accession number 1990.1387
Title Pin Accession number 1990.1388
Title Pearl and emerald earrings Accession number 1990.1389
Title Stick pin Accession number 1990.1390
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1391
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1392
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1393
Title "AMA" medal Accession number 1990.1394
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1396
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1397
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1398
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1399
Title Necklace Accession number 1990.1400
Title Pendant Accession number 1990.1401
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1402
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1403
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1404
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1492

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