Brooch

English
late 19th century


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5.7 x 5.4 x 1.1cm (2 1/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/16in.)

Accession Number

43.2185

Medium or Technique

Gold and ceramic

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This oval Wedgewood brooch is in white relief against blue ground. It depicts a sitting weeping woman, a dog climbing at her knees seeming to comfort her, a tree which arches over her, and the rock she sits on. The simple gold bezel is framed by a heavy gold wire with a space between the wire and bezel and anchored to the bezel by four decorative sculptural elements above and below and on either side of the frame.
A pin back is soldered to the back of the frame. A thin safety chain and handmade safety pin are attached at the hinge of the pin back.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection