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Pair of Coral Earrings

1969.3003.1-2 (RS8306)

Description

Pair of coral pendant earrings, stamped gold surmounts set with round faceted coral supporting pear shaped faceted coral drops with gold petal shaped mounts, hinged gold wire ear clasps.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/8 in (1); 3/8 in (2) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3003.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100772
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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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