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Brooch (USA), ca. 1870

This is a Brooch. It is dated ca. 1870 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is tintype/ferrotype, gilded metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Anonymous. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

  • Brooch, 2005
  • ferrotype (or "tintype"), silver, silver wire, rubies, markasite.
  • The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
  • 2016-34-106

Its dimensions are

Overall: 4 diameter cm (1 9/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Brooch (USA), ca. 1870; tintype/ferrotype, gilded metal; Overall: 4 diameter cm (1 9/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1995-12-2

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