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Gold brooch with foliate engraving set with a large old mine cut paste surrounded by a circle of eight smaller old mine cut pastes, hinged pin and hook on reverse.
1 1/2 in x 1 11/16 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. William F. Hopson
"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.
For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55.
Title Horn hair comb Accession Number 1930.1684
Title Horn hair comb Accession Number 1930.1685
Title Horn hair comb Accession Number 1930.1686
Title Horn hair comb Accession Number 1930.1687
Title Paste brooch Accession Number 1941.706
Title Crescent brooch Accession Number 1941.708
Title Mother of pearl cuff buttons Accession Number 1941.709 ab
Title e - Coral jewelry set Accession Number 1941.781 a
Title Coral brooch Accession Number 1941.788
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession Number 1941.803
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession Number 1941.804
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession Number 1941.805
Title e - Four cuff links and one stud Accession Number 1942.59 a