Brooch

Date

1860-1870

GUSN

GUSN-100796

Description

Jet cross brooch with gold caps engraved with scrolls on each arm, small gold ball on end of each cap, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

239

Related Items

Title Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/8 in x 7/8 in x 1/4 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1981.31

Reference Notes

For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.