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Brooch

1930.20 (RS7228)

Description

Carved angelskin coral brooch of a thyrsus (a sacred staff topped with a pine cone) draped with a swag and the head of a bacchante with grape leaf crown, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
BROOCH
brooches
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1930.20
GUSN
102157
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Tortoiseshell chain and locket Accession number 1930.15 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss E. W. McKibbin:
Title Tortoiseshell cameo studs Accession number 1930.16 ab
Title Intaglio Accession number 1930.17 ab
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1930.18
Title Hair earrings Accession number 1930.19 ab
Title Coral brooch Accession number 1930.20
Title Cameo fob Accession number 1930.21
Title Cameo studs Accession number 1930.22 ab
Title Coral pin Accession number 1930.136
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1930.137 ab
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession number 1937.1307

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