Brooch

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102157

Description

Carved angelskin coral brooch of a thyrsus (a sacred staff topped with a pine cone) draped with a swag and the head of a bacchante with grape leaf crown, hinged pin and hook on reverse.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1608

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 1/2 in (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1930.20

Reference Notes

For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.