Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100776

Description

This brooch is composed of carved coral, depicting a naturalistic spray of flowers and leaves. The brooch closes with a gold hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

219

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 1/2 x 1 13/16 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1692

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.

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