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Stomacher


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description During the 18th century, stomachers, or V-shaped brooches, were widely worn in Europe. This particular example is made with flat silver wire and is set with white and green pastes, a flint glass that served as an economical substitute for gem stones.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/08/1958Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
Provenance Melvin Gutman [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1946, by gift.
Credit Gift of Melvin Gutman, 1946

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Period
early 18th century
Medium
silver, paste
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1770
Measurements
H: 6 7/16 × W: 4 3/16 × D: 15/16 in. (16.3 × 10.7 × 2.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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