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Pair of Earrings

1931.62AB (RS7287)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a round cabochon-cut agate set in a chased gold mount with a leaf border. The earrings attach with hinged gold ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Material
agate (chalcedony)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
agate (chalcedony)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
5/8 x 1/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.62AB
Credit Line
Estate of William B. de las Casas
GUSN
100969
Reference Notes
For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253.
Related Items
Title Miniature tool case Accession number 1931.21 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by William B. de las Casas:
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.27
Title Watch key Accession number 1931.28
Title Watch key Accession number 1931.29
Title Knife Accession number 1931.50
Title Necklace Accession number 1931.53
Title Necklace Accession number 1951.54
Title Hatpin Accession number 1931.55
Title Hatpin Accession number 1931.56
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1931.57
Title Brooch Accession number 1931.58
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1931.59
Title Stone brooch Accession number 1931.60
Title Earrings Accession number 1931.61 ab
Title Earrings Accession number 1931.62 ab
Title Brass locket Accession number 1931.64

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