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What is this?

Brooch (a) and earrings (b,c) of aluminum set in elaborate gold mounts and covered with fine bright-cut engraving; brooch with six semi-circular segments surmounting circular form decorated with chevrons, above a linked chain and a small, circular, foliate motif pendant; pendant earrings, each with one horizontal and two vertical semi-circular segments surmounting small, circular, foliate motif pendant.

This is a brooch and pair of earrings from France. It is dated ca. 1860 and we acquired it in 1928. Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel.

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Its medium is

bright-cut engraved aluminum, gold

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: brooch): 5.8 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in.) H x W x D (b: earring): 6.4 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm (2 1/2 x 3/4 x 7/16 in.) H x W x D (c: earring): 6.5 x 1 x 1.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

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This object was donated by Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel

This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Jewelry Suite (probably France), ca. 1860.

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18316487/ |title=Brooch And Pair Of Earrings (probably France), ca. 1860 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=30 May 2015 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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