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Brooch in Case

1941.1057 (RS7849)

Description

Large rectangular flat translucent agate brooch set in a gold mount with a twist rope border, safety chain with gold pin attached and hinged pin and hook on reverse. Brown leather covered square case with canted corners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Inscriptions
"ANCIENNE MAISON / GOLAY * LERESCHE & FILS / GOLAY FILS & STAHL / FABRICANTS / GENEVE / Rue de la Paix .2 / PARIS" (Embossed)
Material
agate (chalcedony)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
agate (chalcedony)
BROOCH
gold (metal)
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 3/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.1057
GUSN
101998
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.
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Title Gold locket with pictures Accession number 1941.1046
Title Crystal pin Accession number 1941.1048
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1941.1049
Title c - Set of enamel jewelry Accession number 1941.1050 a
Title Locket Accession number 1941.1051
Title c - Jewelry set Accession number 1941.1052 a
Title c - Set of studs Accession number 1941.1053 a
Title Gold locket on chain Accession number 1941.1055
Title Jet brooch Accession number 1941.1056
Title Scotch pebble brooch Accession number 1941.1057
Title Hair chain Accession number 1941.1058
Title Pair of enamel and gold bracelets Accession number 1941.1060 ab
Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1064
Title Shell necklace Accession number 1941.1065
Title Flower pin Accession number 1941.1075
Title Bead necklace Accession number 1941.1076
Title j - 10 stickpins Accession number 1943.336 a
Title Brooch Accession number 1943.343
Title Chatelaine Accession number 1944.209
Title Hat pin Accession number 1944.211
Title Hat pin Accession number 1944.212
Title Childs ring Accession number 1944.216
Title Gold cameo ring Accession number 1944.217

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