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Stickpin

1969.1848 (RS8262)

Description

Stickpin set with a carved tortoiseshell insect.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1900
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
STICKPIN
stickpins
Dimensions
1/4 in x 3/8 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1848
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102540
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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