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Object ID # 1959.008.009
Object Name Brooch
Title Christina Eydt's Gold Brooch (c. 1885)
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date c. 1885
Year Range from 1880
Year Range to 1885
Artist Unknown
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description A horizontally-oval, gold-plated metal Victorian brooch, with a stamped design. The design is symmetrical, with a cross of four leaves and dotted curlicues around them. The outer perimeter has a pressed rick-rack and dot design. The reverse side is flat and plain. There is a hinged pin stem and a circular gold wire loop catch. The sides of the brooch are plain.
Provenance This item is believed to be circa 1885, and had it first belonged to Miss Christina Eydt (b. 1862-d. 1926). Her sister, Rosina Hartwich (neé Eydt) said that it had been given to Christina by a friend, for her babysitting work. Christina was the eldest of 10 children.

It subsequently belonged to her sister, Rosina Hartwich (neé Eydt). In 1959, she was 80 years old and resided at 513 21st St. West, Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Jewellery, 19th-c Collection
Material Metal/Gold
Dimensions W-2.8 L-2.8 D-0.2 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Eydt, Christina
Eydt, Louis
Hartwich, Rosina
Subjects Babysitting
Search Terms Victorian
Function This brooch was given to Miss Christina Eydt, about 1885, for babysitting for a friend. She was the eldest of a family of ten children. It likely was worn centrally on her bodice at the throat.