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Turban pin

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A five pointed star in silver set with shaped colorless pastes. Later gold pin added to convert to stickpin.

Provenance

Collection of Mrs. E.A. Elton by 1888; to MFA February 1888, bequest. "Will of Margaret Allen Elton (Mrs. Romeo): 'a brooch in star form given to Miss Anna Gibbon Whipple by Mrs. Governor Francis'" (from card)

Credit Line

Will of Margaret Allen Elton (Mrs. Romeo)

1780–1800

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 2 3/8 x 1 in. (6 x 2.5 cm)

Accession Number

88.303

Medium or Technique

Glass paste, silver, gold

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Brooches