Brooch

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100755

Description

Polished branch coral brooch, carved at bottom, gold hinged pin and hook. Part of set with 1930.137 ab. In red rectangular silk covered box

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Inscription

"E.G. EATON. / JEWELER / 7 CANAL ST / GRAND RAPIDS MICH." (Embossed)

Additional Identification Number

198

Related Items

Title Tortoiseshell chain and locket Accession Number 1930.15
Title Tortoiseshell cameo studs Accession Number 1930.16 ab
Title Intaglio Accession Number 1930.17 ab
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1930.18
Title Hair earrings Accession Number 1930.19 ab
Title Coral brooch Accession Number 1930.20
Title Cameo fob Accession Number 1930.21
Title Cameo studs Accession Number 1930.22 ab
Title Coral pin Accession Number 1930.136
Title Coral earrings Accession Number 1930.137 ab
Title Tortoiseshell lorgnette Accession Number 1937.1307

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

2 1/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 5/8 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.136

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

Reference Notes

For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.