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

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1969.2395a-c
1792

Related Items

Title Pair of Earrings Accession Number 1969.2395.2AB

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

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.