Ivory, porcelain, paint, metal
Overall: 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/8 in. ( 5.4 x 5.7 x 1 cm )
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.
Gift of Cora McDowell, Mable McDowell Williams, and Maude McDowell Kogle, 1944
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.
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