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This oval girandole-style Bohemian garnet brooch is composed of faceted garnets set in gold in a series of concentric surmounts, with a large central stone. Beneath hang three garnet rosettes, from which are suspended tear-drop pendants with a central stone surrounded by smaller round stones. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and hook on the reverse. The brooch forms part of a set with bracelet 1966.2264.1.
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin acquired a wide range of gems throughout her life. Vipont preferred late-Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, often altering pieces to create custom jewels.
Original To Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),
Title Bracelet Accession Number 1966.2264.1
1 3/4 (W) (inches)
Bequest of Vipont de R. D. Merwin