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Pair of Earrings

1969.3019.1-2 (RS8323)

Description

Pair of gold and coral earrings, gold rosette with tiny coral beads, supports gold bell of leaves and filigree gold ball set with tiny coral beads, hinged ear wire fasteners. In blue leather box with snap (not original).

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Accession Number
1969.3019.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100983
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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