Gropius House

Collect: Brooch and Earrings

Brooch and earrings
Probably United States, c. 1875
Silver, glass
Bequest of Dorothy S. F. M. Codman

Most likely owned by Dorothy Codman or her sister Alice, this delicate set of fan-shaped jewelry is embellished with tiny frogs, songbirds, and engraved plum blossoms. The back features a reserve to hold a braid of hair or photograph.