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Gold brooch in the shape of an anchor, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
Stamped with "14 K" and a sword surmounted by the letter R. (Hallmark and Maker's Mark)
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),
Riker Bros. (Manufacturer)
1 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
For more information on jewelry made in Newark, NJ see Dietz, Ulysses Grant and Janet Zapata, "Beaux-arts jewelry made in Newark, New Jersey," "The Magazine Antiques," (April 1997): 592-599; Smith, Julia B. "The Jewelry Industry in Newark," (1929).