Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-284686

Description

This bar brooch is composed of seven collet-set oval moonstones in a row, mounted on two parallel gold bars at the reverse. The moonstones are slightly graduated in size, with the largest at the center, decreasing in size to either side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
Set, Jewelry

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": In 1914, at age sixty-seven, Margaret Duncan Phillips traveled around the world. When she arrived in Sri Lanka she acquired several pieces of jewelry, including a set of moonstones, which cost 41 rupees. The minimal settings of this set, which may not include those Sri Lanka moonstones, reflect the style of the early twentieth century.

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

2006.44.131a-e
1184

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 x 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.131.2