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Brooch

1998.5137.2 (RS196521)

Description

Part of set (or parure) consisting of a necklace, brooch and pendant made from multi-colored glass micromosaic medallions depicting flowers, birds and crosses interspersed with gold leaves. The medallions have gold tear-drop-shaped pendants. The brooch closes at center back with a hinged pin and C-hook. The chain and bail were added later to convert the brooch into a pendant. The brooch is missing its central drop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1857
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
Classical
Floral
floral patterns
Glass
glass (material)
gold (metal)
Gold Plate
pins (jewelry)
Victorian
Dimensions
1.5 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5137.2
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24254

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