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Pair of Earrings

1927.876AB (RS7046)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of an elongated pendant drop decorated with an enameled polychrome scene of the Swiss Alps. Each pendant is suspended from an oval surmount decorated with an enameled polychrome lake scene. Both surmount and pendant are set in a gilt frame accented with scroll and bead trim. The earrings attach with hinged ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Location of origin
Switzerland
Material
enamel (fused coating)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
enamel (fused coating)
gold (metal)
Dimensions
11/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.876AB
GUSN
100996
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
These earrings are pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color plate 152, 256.
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