Skip to content

Search Collections

Pair of Earrings

1927.496AB (RS7034)

Description

Carved coral earrings, each consist of carved flower, leaves and bird with splayed wings, all set on gold wire. Earrings were converted into pins at a later date. One of the earrings is missing part of a leaf. The earrings are part of a set with brooch 1927.495.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1862
Location of origin
Florence, Italy
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
coral (material)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Dimensions
1 3/16 x 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.496AB
GUSN
100758
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.495 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice A. Stevens:
Title Lava cameo brooch Accession number 1929.563
Title Brooch Accession number 1929.564
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.565
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1929.566 ab
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1931.982 ab
Title Cuff links Accession number 1931.984 ab
Title Gold brooch Accession number 1931.989
Title Necklace and locket Accession number 1934.558
Title Brooch Accession number 1927.495

Comments