Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100687

Description

Oval bogwood brooch depicting "Drian" Castle within a leaf frame, metal pin and hook fastener (pin missing).

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Label

A frequent choice for mourning jewelry because of its dense, dark color, oak preserved in the bogs of Ireland was also used for tourist souvenirs. This brooch depicts an idealized castle. The same scene was also available in bracelets and earrings.

Additional Identification Number

130

Related Items

Title Irish Bogwood Brooch Accession Number 1933.1618
Title Irish Moss Brooch Accession Number 1933.1619
Title Scotch stone brooch Accession Number 1933.1620
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1933.1621

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Ireland

Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories

Dimensions

1 7/8 x 2 5/16 x 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1618

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

An identical brooch is illustrated in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 130, 224. For information on Irish Bogwood jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 532-537; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 131; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 253-255.