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Mount Vernon Shell Pin

$ 225.00

Mount Vernon Shell Pin

$ 225.00

The beautiful shell pin is made in sterling silver clad in 18k gold with a 14mm faux South Sea pearl and a synthetic sapphire (a blue Swarovski crystal). Measures approximately 1 1/2" x 1 5/8".  

The card enclosed with the brooch reads:

"This beautiful shell pin is adapted from Martha Washington's shell, a design she used for cross-stitch cushions now in the Mount Vernon collection. Mrs. Washington completed 12 of these shell-patterened cushions over a period of thirty-six years, many of which were used on Windsor chairs. Obviously this was a tedious project for Mrs. Washington for in June of 1794 she wrote to her niece, "...send me the two bags that has my worked chear Bottoms in, as I intend to have them made into something if they are not spoiled and Eaten up with the moth..." One "chear Bottom" is on display at the Mount Vernon Museum."

Custom deluxe gold wrapping included at no additional cost to you.