Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1900

GUSN

GUSN-284068

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
garnet (mineral)
gold (metal)
Brooch

Label

"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.

Associated Building

Original To Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

530

Related Items

Title Bracelet Accession Number 1966.2264.1

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R. D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2264.2