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American Decorative Arts
Designer: Horace E. Potter, American, 1873–1948
Retailer: Potter and Mellen, Inc., 1933–2008

Brooch

1939–1944

Sterling silver, patinated bronze, wood

3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Gift of Carol L. Cheney in memory of her mother, Anne Suydam Cheney Jones
2021.31.1
Geography: 
Made in Cleveland, Ohio
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Potter and Mellen, Inc., Cleveland; sold to Thomas L. Cheney (1917 –2012), Cleveland, about 1939 –1944; given to his wife Anne Cheney (née Anne Middleton Suydam, later Anne Jones, 1921-2019), Cleveland, 1940s; by inheritance to her daughter Carol Cheney, Hamden, Conn., 2019; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2021

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