Brooch / pendant
Overall: 2 1/2 x 1 x 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 2.5 x 1.3 cm )
Gold brooch/pendant worn by Hannah Hoes, wife and first cousin of President Martin Van Buren, and President Van Buren's daughter-in-law (and niece of Dolly Madison); brooch set with 14 sapphires (4 dangling, 10 fixed); gold is worked into filigree-type scrolls and soldered with gold balls; 3 gold elements hanging from bottom.
Bequest of Edith Amerman
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