Plaid Pin

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1895-1910

GUSN

GUSN-100760

Description

Silver three quarter circle plaid pin with engraved star pattern, terminates in two silver balls set with cabochon cut corals, sliding pin set with cabochon cut coral.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
silver (metal)
BROOCH

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

203

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Scotland

Dimensions

1 9/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 9/16 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.1897

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

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. A similar pair of pins is featured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): plate 171. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).