Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1857

GUSN

GUSN-101943

Description

This rectangular pink and white banded agate is set in a thin gold mount. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and a C-hook on the reverse. It is the brooch Ruth Buffum wears in her portrait, according to the donor (1961.173b).

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
Brooch

Additional Identification Number

1394

Related Items

Title Portrait of James Needham Buffum Accession Number 1961.173 A
Title Portrait of Ruth (Lummus) Buffum Accession Number 1961.173 B
Title Agate brooch Accession Number 1961.173 C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 5/16 x 1 11/16 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn

Accession Number

1961.173c

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.