Pair of Earrings
Each earrinig in this pair is composed of a gilt and coral bead rosette surmount from which are suspended an engraved cone-shaped gilt mount that contains loops of small coral beads. The earrings attach with gold hinged loop wires. One earring is missing its gold mount.
- Object type
- Descriptive terms
- 5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)
- Accession Number
- 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 back comb Accession number 1924.94 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Elizabeth G. Norton:
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Title Tortoiseshell tooth comb Accession number 1926.96
Title Pair of hat pins Accession number 1924.99
Title Watch Accession number 1924.157
Title Bone ring Accession number 1924.160
Title Armlets for baby sleeves Accession number 1924.336
Title e - Scissors Case Accession number 1931.242 a
Title Pair of Coral Earrings Accession number 1933.277 ab
Title Pair of Coral Earrings Accession number 1933.278 ab
Title Mosaic Brooch Accession number 1933.279
Title Box for Mosaic Brooch Accession number 1933.280 ab
Title Pair of cuff buttons Accession number 1933.281 ab
Title Charm Bracelet Accession number 1990.10
Notes Similar earrings are in the MFA, Boston collection (64.645 ab). See accession file for full catalog entry and picture.