Brooch / pendant

Object Number: 
1942.46
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Silver, glass paste, mother of pearl, gold, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 7/8 x 2 in. ( 4.8 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Silver sevigné brooch set with green-foiled paste; mother of pearl pendant suspended from center; pearl set at top; backed with gold; sewn to piece of black velvet by 2 loops at top.
Gallery Label: 
This piece would have been sewn to a garment or suspended from a velvet ribbon around the neck; it was backed with gold to protect the wearer's skin and/or clothing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Adelaide Milton DeGroot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group