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Necklace and Earrings

1969.3053.1-3 (RS8355)

Description

Set of banded agate jewelry consisting of a necklace and pair of earrings: necklace consists of a string of graduated dark brown beads with single white stripe; matching earrings feature two balls hanging from s-shaped ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
necklaces
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
9/16 in (1); 9/16 in (2); 5/8 in (3) (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3053.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100970
Reference Notes
Similar set of banded agate jewelry pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 149, 252. 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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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