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Pair of Earrings

1969.3031.1-2 (RS8335)

Description

Pair of malachite pendant earrings, torpedo drops with gold caps surmounted by balls, gold s-shaped ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1/4 in (1); 1/4 in (2) (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3031.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100973
Reference Notes
Similar pair of malachite earrings pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 143, 248. 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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