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1939.144a-c (RS7731)

Description

Demi-parure of red coral jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings, brooch is a stylized flower of cabochon cut coral with drop coral pendant, set on gold wire, hinged pin and hook on reverse, earrings are stylized flowers of cabochon cut coral set on gold wire, gold wire loops with hook fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 in (A); 1 in (B); 2 1/2 in (C) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 1 1/4 in (C) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 3/4 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.144a-c
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert
GUSN
100761
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 Tortoiseshell comb Accession number 1932.112 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Grace Gilbert:
Title String of carved beads Accession number 1932.150
Title Combination locket and brooch Accession number 1932.224
Title c - Watch with case and keys Accession number 1932.226 a
Title Pendant Accession number 1932.233
Title Onyx mosaic earrings Accession number 1939.142 ab
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession number 1939.143 a
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession number 1939.144 a

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