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1941.1056 (RS196479)


Circular onyx brooch with a rosette of seed pearls set in the center, set in a gold mount, hinged pin and hook on reverse. The brooch was given in a square white leather box with the name of Tilden-Thurber jewelry retailer on interior of lid.


Possibly Tilden-Thurber Company (Jeweler)
"TILDEN-THURBER Co. / Providence, R.I." (Embossed)
Object type
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
3/8 (W), 1 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
Credit Line
Gift of Ella Newton Rhoades
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
Related Items
Title Pair of hatpins Accession number 1941.1044 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Ellen Newton Rhoades:
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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