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This brooch forms a set with 1933.1693.1AB. The brooch is composed of graduated multi-layer clusters of seed pearl rosettes set on a mother-of-pearl plaque and held in place with white horsehair. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse. It is enclosed in box 1933.1693.2.
mother of pearl
Title Coral Brooch Accession Number 1933.1692
Title b - Pair of seed pearl earrings Accession Number 1933.1693 a
Title Seed pearl pin Accession Number 1933.1694
Title Red velvet jewel case Accession Number 1933.1695
Title Wood earrings Accession Number 1933.1705 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell studs Accession Number 1933.1706 ab
Title Pair of vulcanite bracelets Accession Number 1933.1707 ab
Title Vulcanite locket Accession Number 1933.1708
Title Box Accession Number 1933.1693.2
1/2 (D), 1 3/16 (diameter) (inches)
For more information on pearls see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 254-259; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 108-111, 209-213.