Brooch

Date

1840-1865

GUSN

GUSN-100759

Description

Carved coral brooch with four large flowers set on gold wire, hinged pin and hook on reverse. Stored in cardboard box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

202

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.222

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.