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Brooch

1920–40
Peer Smed (American (born in Denmark), 1878–1943)


Object Place: Brooklyn or New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 6.4cm (1 3/8 x 2 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1999.738

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Jewelry

Classifications

Brooches

Leaf with a spray of bleeding heart blossoms.

Inscription

None.

Markings

On back of brooch, stamped indistinctly "HAND CHASED"; incuse mark "PEER SMED," STERLING," all in sans serif lettering.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor in Manhattan, possibly from the Jensen retail shop during the 1920s or 1930s. Previous owner: Ms. Betti Schellenberg Miller.

Credit Line

Gift of Betti Schellenberg Miller