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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/4 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R. D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2264.2

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