Brooch and original box

 
Brooch and original box
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  • Title :     Brooch and original box
  • Artist:     J. Mc Gilvray & Son Designer & Maker T. L. Macdonald Other relation
  • Accession:     87.1365.9.1 a,b
  • Country:     Great Britain Oban Scotland
  • Date:     circa 1880
  • Dimensions:     Inches 3-1/4 4-1/4 Dimensions, clasp (a) Inches 1-1/4 4-7/8 Dimensions, box (b), Centimeters 8.3 10.8 Dimensions, clasp (a) Centimeters 3.2 12.4 Dimensions, box (b)
  • Collection:     Object
  • Collection Theme:     Arts and Crafts
  • Subject:     Metal/Metal Design , Fashion/Costume
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     87.1365.9.1 A,B.JPG
  • Tags:     Arts and Crafts~British Arts and Crafts
Description:
Sterling (?) silver brooch in an open circular design with stylized shamrock at open ends with raised birds in each oval and garnet cabochon insets in birds eyes and center of shamrock; top center also decorated with raised bird motif and garnet cabochon inset in center; applied bar pin with rounded end also decorated with garnet cabochon; overall celtic patterning in recessed areas washed with parcel-gilt. a: clasp, b: box.