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Brooch

2014.70.1 (RS207284)

Description

This shield-shaped brooch is composed of stylized white gold vines tipped with scrolling yellow gold leaves which surround an oval green cabochon tourmaline. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and safety clasp on the back. Maker's mark stamped on rectangle soldered to back of bezel (see Inscriptions).

Details

Maker
Hale, Frank Gardner, 1876-1945 (Jeweler)
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"F.G. HALE" (in block letters)
Material
gold (metal)
tourmaline
white gold
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
gold (metal)
Pin, Clothing
tourmaline
white gold
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2014.70.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
303477

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