SOLD ITEM 6011 - Chinese inlaid brooch with mother of pearl and semi precious stones

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Chinese mother of pearl brooch inlaid with jade, lapis, and turquoise. Measures 2 and one quarter inches wide by 1 and one quarter inches high. This brooch or pin is one of 3 similar pieces. Originally, they were mounted to a 3 piece vanity set. The set was made to custom order by the Gorham Silver Company, circa 1880. In the late 1970's, the 3 MOP panels were removed and made into a brooches by adding sterling silver backs and pins. The gold vermeil frames are original. The MOP panels were made in China by artisians, then sent to Gorham for setting. The scene in this brooch depicts a lady holding a fan, lounging in her pagoda teahouse, viewing the river and hills.
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