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Pair of Earrings

1925.222AB (RS6939)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of an oval onyx cameo which depicts a classically dressed female in profile wearing a necklace and earrings. Each cameo is set in a gold border embellished with gold granulation, coiled wirework and rope around the edge. The earrings attach with gold earwires that close with a hook.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1870
Material
gold (metal)
onyx (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
onyx (mineral)
Dimensions
1 7/8 x 3/4 x 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.222AB
GUSN
100722
Reference Notes
Pictured in Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England (Winter/Spring 2005): 9. For cameo history see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-332; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
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