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Stick Pin (France), ca. 1867

This is a Stick pin. It is dated ca. 1867 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is gold pavé-set with diamonds, enamel, fresh-water pearl. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ancient Middle Eastern cultures were some of the first to value pearls. Pearl shell and pearl-adorned objects have been found at archaeological sites across the Roman Empire. From flatware handles to jewelry, designers have prized pearls as iridescent decorative accents for a variety of objects of utility and personal adornment for centuries.

This object was donated by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. It is credited Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 8.8 x 2.2 x 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 7/8 x 15/16 in.)

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Stick Pin (France), ca. 1867; gold pavé-set with diamonds, enamel, fresh-water pearl; H x W x D: 8.8 x 2.2 x 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 7/8 x 15/16 in.); Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; 1983-69-9

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Iridescence.

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