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Brooch

2014.70.2 (RS207278)

Description

This rectangular bar brooch is compsed of a central pearl flanked by old mine cut diamonds. Clusters of six smaller mine cut diamonds form half-rosettes above and below the central pearl. Abstracted filigree ribbons set with alternating diamonds and pearls, all bezel-set, surround the central element. Each end is tipped with a cluster of three pearls. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and safety hook with a stopper that slides along the hook. Maker's mark soldered to center back of brooch (see Inscriptions)

Details

Maker
Hale, Frank Gardner, 1876-1945 (Jeweler)
Date
1910-1920
Inscriptions
"F G HALE" (in block letters)
Material
diamond (mineral)
pearl (animal material)
white gold
Object type
Clothing; Clothing Accessories
Descriptive terms
Brooch
brooches
diamond (mineral)
pearl (animal material)
Pin, Clothing
white gold
Dimensions
1 x 1 7/8 x 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2014.70.2
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
303478

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