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Silesian Wire Brooch

1932.2542 (RS7320)

Description

Black iron wire filigree brooch in the form of a stylized flower and a wire filigree drop with five tassels, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Location of origin
England or France
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
2 in x 2 in x 3/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.2542
GUSN
102137
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
For more information on Berlin Iron jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 698-702; Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 110-114; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995); 257; Newman, Harold, "Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry," (1981): 37; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 72-73.
Related Items
Title Pair of earrings Accession number 1929.1066 ab Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Janette Campbell:
Title Single earring Accession number 1929.1067
Title Hair pendant Accession number 1929.1068
Title Pendant Accession number 1929.1069
Title g - Seven brass buttons Accession number 1929.1093 a
Title g - Seven buttons Accession number 1929.1094 a
Title Pair of painted buttons Accession number 1929.1095 ab
Title Filigree breast pin Accession number 1932.2541
Title Pair of bracelets Accession number 1932.2548 ab

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