Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1890-1900

GUSN

GUSN-102162

Description

This gold brooch in the shape of a winged basilisk impaled on a sword is set with seed pearls on the handle. The basilisk's eye is a round cabochon amethyst or garnet. The brooch has a hinged pin closure and chatelaine hook on the reverse. The brooch was in a retailer's marked box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
gold (metal)
freshwater pearl
amethyst (mineral)
Brooch

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1613

Maker

Attributed to Riker Bros. (Manufacturer)
A. Stowell & Company, Inc. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Newark, New Jersey

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 1 3/8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3004

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 a similar brooch also see "The Magazine Antiques" April 1997.

Places

New Jersey (United States)
Newark (Essex county, New Jersey)