Brooch

Date

1850-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101976

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1427

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/2 in x 1 11/16 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William F. Hopson

Accession Number

1941.706

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.

Reference Notes

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.