Peacock ornament, circa 1901, created by Gustav Manz for the firm of F. Walter Lawrence. It strongly resembles drawings in Manz's design archive whose hand is evident in the highly articulated feather barbs (images accompanying "A Goldsmith-Sculptor: F. Walter Lawrence" by Irene Sargent in The Keystone, July 1905)
By the early 1920s, Deane appears to have moved away from jewelry and was associated with J.C. Demarest & Co., contributing occasional articles to The Modern Priscilla and Today's Housewife and lecturing at women's clubs on topics like "Historic Influences on Modern Furniture in the American House" and "The Use and Abuse of Period Rooms and Furniture" ... presumably wearing that feathery pendant carved by her go-to jewelry craftsman.
Deane served as contributing editor for Today's Housewife (cover illustration signed "R. Eastman" for Ruth Eastman Rodgers); a 1925 advertisement in The New Yorker promoted Deane's lecture series (probably placed by the James B. Pond bureau, which booked her speaking engagements)
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