Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1875

GUSN

GUSN-102341

Description

This brooch is part of a set with earrings 1969.2395.2AB. The brooch is constructed in the shape of an open, pleated fan. The surface of the fan is decorated with images of two flying geese, a bird, and a frog, surrounded by engraved foliage. The back of the fan has a glass-covered reserve for hair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
brooches
glass (material)
silver (metal)
Set, Jewelry

Label

Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin (1878-1965)

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Most likely owned by Dorothy Codman or her sister Alice, this delicate set of fan-shaped jewelry is embellished with tiny frogs, songbirds, and engraved plum blossoms. The back features a reserve to hold a braid of hair or photograph.

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.2395a-c
1792

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 1 11/16 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.2395.1

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 more information on the Japanese style see Fales, Martha Gandy. "Jewelry in America: 1600-1900." (1995): 359-361.

Related Items

Title Pair of Earrings Accession Number 1969.2395.2AB