Brooch, mid 19th century

    Brooch of tortoiseshell, oval in shape, having at each end two adjacent deep triangular indentations and an oval boss in top center. Top and sloping sides are banded or piqued in gold and silver in floral design.

    Brooch, mid 19th century; tortoiseshell inlaid with gold and silver; H x W x D: 5 x 3 x 1.7 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 11/16 in.); From the collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper; 1957-172-5

    From the collection of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper

    Brooch, mid 19th century is available in the public domain via Creative Commons No Copyright .

    Source: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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