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Aigrette in Original Case

2006.44.354.1-.2 (RS258104)

Description

Gold plated metal aigrette [.1] with an engraved bow and set with twenty-eight pastes and white bird's feather. In original case [.2]. White peacock feathers depicted in photograph replaced in 2015 for exhibition.

Details

Maker
Shreve, Crump & Low (Retailer)
Date
1875-1900
Inscriptions
"SHREVE / CRUMP & LOW / BOSTON." (Embossed)
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
paste (glass)
plating (metal coating)
Object type
Adornment; Hair Adornments
Descriptive terms
Aigrette
aigrettes (plumes)
feather (material)
hair accessories
Ornament, Hair
paste (glass)
plating (metal coating)
Dimensions
6 x 2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.354.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
102284
Exhibition Notes
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on aigrettes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 316.

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