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Brooch and Earrings

1969.3001.1-3 (RS8303)

Description

Pair of tortoiseshell earrings: brooch has three joined concentric circles, hinged pin and hook on reverse; earring consist of three concentric circles hanging from a pendant, s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
1 5/16 in (1); 1 5/16 in (2); 1 1/2 in (3) x 7/16 in (1); 7/16 in (2); 1/4 in (3) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3001.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100946
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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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