- Museum number
Hair or turban ornament in the form of a crescent with a shooting star. Gold set with pearls and pink topazes.
- Production date
- 1800 (circa)
Width: 5.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Supplement to catalogue entry:
c.f. also no. 140 above: the turban is an example of the elaborate headgear for evening wear fashionable at the turn of the 19th century. The crescent shape of the master-pin acknowledges the Turkish or Persian derivation of the style. (Charlotte Gere)
- On display (G47/dc8)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- S.J. Phillips, 139 New Bond Street, London W1. Original invoice for £500 to Anne Hull Grundy dated 17.8.1977, described as 'Pink topaz, half pearl and gold crescent broch c. 1780'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: HG.208 (masterlist number)