Brooch/pin

Object Number: 
INV.12666
Date: 
ca. 1856
Medium: 
Ivory, porcelain, paint, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 5.7 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Hand painted miniature on porcelain, depicting mother and child, set in oval frame carved in relief in grape bunch and grape vine garland design; hinged metal pin and clasp fastener at center reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This brooch belonged to Maria Mitchell (Mrs. Mathew McDowell), who purchased it in France around 1856. Mrs. McDowell lived in Wayne Steuben County, New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Cora McDowell, Mable McDowell Williams, and Maude McDowell Kogle, 1944
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group