Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-101095

Description

Gold pendant made into a brooch in Rococo Revival style of curved scrolls above and below the emerald-cut and prong-set peridot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
gold alloy
peridot (mineral)
Rococo Revival
Brooch

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin acquired a wide range of gems throughout her life. Vipont preferred late-Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, often altering pieces to create custom jewels. Among her most dramatic pieces are a peridot and gold necklace made from nineteenth-century earrings, a brooch, and a watch chain. Vipont kept a second brooch from the peridot set unaltered.

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

538

Related Items

Title Necklace Accession Number 1966.2330

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2284