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Pair of Earrings

1933.277AB (RS7433)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a carved coral rose set in a gold mount decorated with chased flowers. From the tops are suspended gold-mounted, torpedo-shaped coral drops with a carved feather pattern and cross hatching. The earrings attach with gold hinged wire loops.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
coral (material)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Dimensions
1/2 x 7/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.277AB
GUSN
100767
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.
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