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Brooch

Brooch
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Title
Brooch
Content partner
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Collection
Te Papa Collections Online
Description

This brooch is an excellent example of the 19th century practice of mounting animal teeth and bird beaks in gold or silver settings so that they could be worn as brooches, pendants and other types of personal adornment. The brooch is made from two shark teeth, mounted in nine carat gold. Presenting animal body parts as jewellery was an acceptable practice in New Zealand during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Date created
01 January 1860
URL
https://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/object/1235800
Related subjects
Teeth / Sharks

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