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Brooch

1927.243 (RS7022)

Description

Tortoiseshell bar brooch with gold pique pose inlay in a Greek key design.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
Pin, Clothing
pins (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/2 x 2 7/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.243
GUSN
102330
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.

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