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BROOCH

Made by: Plateria Mallorca (Manufacturer)

Currently in storage


About this object

The gold brooch is shaped like a mast of a ship. It has eight flags attached to the mast from a piece of gold rope. The flags are for the letters which spell out Mrs. Post's name, Marjorie. The top flag has crossed lines, the second is half white with an indented edge, the third has a cross, the fourth has a horizontal stripe. The fifth is in halves, crossways with two colors, the sixth has a cross, the seventh has a cirlce in the center and the last one has a cross design.

Object name:
BROOCH
Made from:
Gold -- enamel
Made in:
Majorca, Spain
Date made:
ca. 1960
Size:
6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.12
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION on back: BENZ in a rectangle, O in a circle, 375 in a rectangle, OO BBS; on front: flags spell out MARJORIE
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973