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Round gold brooch set with a rosette of faceted jet beads, hinged pin and hook on reverse. Pinned onto a card with handwritten annotations by the donor.
paper (fiber product)
Generations of the Chace family of Providence, Rhode Island, treasured this tiny memorial of their ancestor.
"Lydia Sheldon (Stillwell) Chace / b. Aug. 3, 1800 / d. Sept. 30, 1875 / Harriet Rhoades Chace / her daughter. / Prov., R.I. July 24, 1909." (Ink)
Title Paste Shoe Buckles Accession Number 1931.1668 ab
Title Pair of Bracelets Accession Number 1931.1682 ab
Title Tortoiseshell Buckle Accession Number 1931.1683 ab
Title Lava Pin Accession Number 1933.1639
Title Jet Pin Accession Number 1933.1640
Title Gold Brooch Accession Number 1933.1641
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession Number 1934.855 a
Title Pair of gold and enamel cufflinks Accession Number 1934.856 ab
Title Pair of earrings Accession Number 1934.857 ab
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession Number 1934.876
Title Paste Buckle Accession Number 1936.147 ab
Title Irish Bogwood Bracelet Accession Number 1936.148
Title Tortoiseshell hairpin Accession Number 1938.18
Title Gold "6" Brooch Accession Number 1954.130
1/2 x 5/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Frances L. Chace
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.