Brooch

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1910-1920

GUSN

GUSN-303478

Description

This rectangular bar brooch is compsed of a central pearl flanked by old mine cut diamonds. Clusters of six smaller mine cut diamonds form half-rosettes above and below the central pearl. Abstracted filigree ribbons set with alternating diamonds and pearls, all bezel-set, surround the central element. Each end is tipped with a cluster of three pearls. The brooch closes with a hinged pin and safety hook with a stopper that slides along the hook. Maker's mark soldered to center back of brooch (see Inscriptions)

Details

Descriptive Terms

brooches
white gold
diamond (mineral)
pearl (animal material)
Pin, Clothing
Brooch
Brooch

Label

Frank Gardner Hale chose platinum, a relatively new metal for jewelers, for his brooch set with diamonds and pearls.

Inscription

"F G HALE" (in block letters)

Additional Identification Number

1058.2

Maker

Hale, Frank Gardner, 1876-1945 (Jeweler)

Object Type

Clothing; Clothing Accessories

Dimensions

1 x 1 7/8 x 10/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2014.70.2