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Pair of Earrings

1922.641AB (RS6884)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of carved "lava" oval cameos. Each cameo depicts a female in profile set in gold mounts with rope twist border, gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 1/4 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.641AB
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
100987
Reference Notes
For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).
Related Items
Title Hair Earrings Accession number 1922.528 Notes Jewelry and related items from the Estate of Miss Frances Stevenson:
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Title Gold Sleeve Links Accession number 1922.535
Title Gold bar pins Accession number 1922.536
Title Hair Bracelet Accession number 1922.569
Title Broken Watch Accession number 1922.598
Title 2 - Pair of Bracelets Accession number 1922.615 1
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession number 1922.616 a
Title Earring Accession number 1922.617
Title Earring Accession number 1922.618
Title Bracelet Accession number 1922.621
Title Watch fob Accession number 1922.620
Title Hair Pin Accession number 1922.622
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.625
Title Locket Accession number 1922.640
Title Earrings Accession number 1922.641
Title Cameo Brooch Accession number 1922.642
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1922.654
Title Tortoiseshell Combs Accession number 1922.673
Title Cuff Links Accession number 1922.1034

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