Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1862

GUSN

GUSN-100757

Description

This carved coral brooch consists of stylized flowers, naturalistic leaves and a bird in flight. The entire brooch is set on gold wire. The brooch form part of set with earrings 1927.496AB.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

200

Related Items

Title Pair of Earrings Accession Number 1927.496AB
Title Lava cameo brooch Accession Number 1929.563
Title Brooch Accession Number 1929.564
Title Hair brooch Accession Number 1929.565
Title Coral earrings Accession Number 1929.566 ab
Title Knee buckles Accession Number 1931.982 ab
Title Cuff links Accession Number 1931.984 ab
Title Gold brooch Accession Number 1931.989
Title Necklace and locket Accession Number 1934.558
Title Pair of Earrings Accession Number 1927.496AB

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Florence, Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

2 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.495

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

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.