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Brooch and Earrings

2007.15.172a-c (RS9295)

Description

Demi-parure of coral jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings, all feature naturalistic gold leaves, coral flowers and berries, set on oval gold rope frames, brooch has hinged pin and hook on reverse, earrings has gold wire loops with hook fastener.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 1/8 in (A) x 1 5/8 in (A); 11/16 in (B); 11/16 in (C) x 1/2 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 3/4 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.172a-c
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
100779
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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