Aigrette in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1875-1900

GUSN

GUSN-102284

Description

Gold plated metal aigrette [.1] with an engraved bow and set with twenty-eight pastes and white bird's feather. In original case [.2]. White peacock feathers depicted in photograph replaced in 2015 for exhibition.

Details

Descriptive Terms

aigrettes (plumes)
hair accessories
feather (material)
paste (glass)
plating (metal coating)
Ornament, HairAigretteAigrette

Inscription

"SHREVE / CRUMP & LOW / BOSTON." (Embossed)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1735

Maker

Shreve, Crump & Low (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Object Type

Adornment; Hair Adornments

Dimensions

6 x 2 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.354.1-.2

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

Reference Notes

For more information on aigrettes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 316.