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Brooch and Earrings

1939.143a-c (RS7730)

Description

Demi-parure consisting of a brooch and earrings, brooch has carved naturalistic coral bell shaped flowers on gold wire, hinged pin and hook, earrings feature carved naturalistic leaf surmount with a chain of two bell shaped flowers on gold s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 3/16 in (A) x 3/4 in (A); 1/4 in (B&C) x 3/4 in (A); (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.143a-c
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert
GUSN
100762
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 String of carved beads Accession number 1932.150 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Grace Gilbert:
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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