Brooch

Date

ca. 1823

GUSN

GUSN-101581

Description

Seed pearl brooch consisting of concentric circles of rosettes with large central pearl all set on a mother of pearl backing, gold hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1032

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.1653

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

This brooch was pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 66. For more information on pearl jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 254-259; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 108-111, 209-213.

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