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Brooch and Earrings

1936.344a-c (RS7623)

Description

Set of tortoiseshell jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings: crescent shaped brooch with three amphora shaped pendants, hinged pin and hook on reverse; pair of amphora shaped pendant earrings with ball surmount, screwback fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 15/16 in (A); 5/8 in (B&C) x 3/8 in (A); 7/16 in (B&C) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.344a-c
GUSN
100945
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.
Related Items
Title 15 metal buttons Accession number 1931.378 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. James S. Lee:
Title 12 metal buttons Accession number 1931.379
Title e - Assortment of coral jewelry Accession number 1936.343 a
Title c - Tortoiseshell brooch and earrings Accession number 1936.344 a

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