Brooch

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101089

Description

Carved coral brooch with gold cannetille frame, hinged pin and hook on reverse

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

532

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2266

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.