Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101046

Description

This brooch is part of a set, with a pair of matching earrrings (1921.23AB), all with the same decorative elements. The brooch is made from vulcantie and is composed of rococo revival scrolls and acanthus designs. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
rubber (material)
rubber (material)
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

1921.24A
489

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright

Accession Number

1921.24

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.

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