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Pair of Earrings in Original Case

1969.3005.1-2 (RS8309)

Description

Pair of coral earrings in original case, cabochon cut corals on gold ear wire fasteners, black leather case with white silk and blue velvet lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868
Inscriptions
"round coral earrings / given Aunt Alice by / Uncle Louis when she / was bridesmaid / to Aunt Mary" (Ink)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 1/8 (Case) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2); 2 1/16 in (Case) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2); 1 7/16 in (Case) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3005.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100982
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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