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1969.2395.1 (RS204073)

Description

This brooch is part of a set with earrings 1969.2395.2AB. The brooch is constructed in the shape of an open, pleated fan. The surface of the fan is decorated with images of two flying geese, a bird, and a frog, surrounded by engraved foliage. The back of the fan has a glass-covered reserve for hair.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1875
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
silver (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
brooches
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
Set, Jewelry
silver (metal)
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.2395.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102341
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 more information on the Japanese style see Fales, Martha Gandy. "Jewelry in America: 1600-1900." (1995): 359-361.
Related Items
Title Pair of Earrings Accession number 1969.2395.2AB

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