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Pair of Earrings

1922.625AB (RS6880)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a Florentine mosaic. Each round black marble plaque is set with white morning glories, blue forget-me-nots and white lilies, all made from carefully fitted pieces of chalcedony. The mosaics are set in gold mounts with rope twist borders. The earrings attach with gold ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1870
Material
black marble
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
black marble
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Dimensions
7/16 x 3/16 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.625AB
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
100993
Reference Notes
For more information on mosaic jewelry see: Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 232-237; Fales, Martha Gandy, "American Jewelry, 1600-1900," (1995): 239-245; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 126-128; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 74-75.
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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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