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Brooch

Oval brooch composed of tiers of seed pearls sewn onto a mother-of-pearl backing. At the center is an oval faceted pinkish red stone (possibly garnet) that appears to be foil backed. Missing pin stem, but retains original closure.

Provenance

Collection of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross by 1917; to MFA December 6, 1917, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross

American, about 1826

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

17.3155

Medium or Technique

Seed pearls; garnet, mother-of-pearl

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches