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Pair of Earrings

1969.3007.1-2 (RS8311)

Description

Pair of coral pendant earrings, oval cabochon cut coral surrounded by seven coral beads supporting an elongated vase shaped drop, gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
9/16 in (1); 9/16 in (2) x 5/8 in (1); 5/8 in (2) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3007.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100981
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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