This gold brooch in the shape of a winged basilisk impaled on a sword is set with seed pearls on the handle. The basilisk's eye is a round cabochon amethyst or garnet. The brooch has a hinged pin closure and chatelaine hook on the reverse. The brooch was in a retailer's marked box.
Attributed to Riker Bros. (Manufacturer)
A. Stowell & Company, Inc. (Retailer)
- Location of origin
- Newark, New Jersey
- Associated Building
- Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
- Object type
New Jersey (United States)
Newark (Essex county, New Jersey)
- Descriptive terms
Possibly amethyst (mineral)
- 1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
- 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 a similar brooch also see "The Magazine Antiques" April 1997.