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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.


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


Medium or Technique

Seed pearls; garnet, mother-of-pearl




Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches