Brooch

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102331

Description

Tortoiseshell brooch in the shape of a endless knot and supporting two vase shaped drops.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
pins (jewelry)
BROOCH

Additional Identification Number

1782

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.21

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.