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Pair of Earrings

1990.1389.1-2 (RS8633)

Description

Each earring in this pair is set with four irregularly shaped, table-cut emeralds set in cut-tab gold bezels, alternating with four freshwater seed pearls pierced by gold wires to hold them in place. At the center of each earring, surrounded by small gold balls, is a large baroque pearl. The earrings fasten to the ears with gold screw back fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1894-1910
c. 1894 is the patent date for the screw-back fastener
Inscriptions
"10K" (Hallmark)
Location of origin
Austro-Hungarian Empire; American (use)
Material
emerald (mineral)
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment; Body Adornments
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
emerald (mineral)
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
Jewelry
Ornament, Ear
Dimensions
3/4 x 1/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.1389.1-2
GUSN
101006
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.
Reference Notes
Illustrated in Sage, Adrienne, "Wealth, Style and Sentiment," Historic New England, Winter/Spring (2005): 7.
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Title Silver Ring Accession number 1990.9
Title Charm Bracelet Accession number 1990.10
Title Bracelet Accession number 1990.11
Title Seed Pearl Necklace Accession number 1990.12
Title Earrings Accession number 1990.13
Title Gold Buttons Accession number 1990.14
Title Florentine Mosaic Pin Accession number 1990.16
Title Watch Fob and Chain Accession number 1990.17
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.141
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1380
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1381
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1382
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1383
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1384
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1385
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1386
Title Seal and watch fob Accession number 1990.1387
Title Pin Accession number 1990.1388
Title Pearl and emerald earrings Accession number 1990.1389
Title Stick pin Accession number 1990.1390
Title Ring Accession number 1990.1391
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1392
Title Seal Accession number 1990.1393
Title "AMA" medal Accession number 1990.1394
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1396
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1397
Title Gold chain Accession number 1990.1398
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1399
Title Necklace Accession number 1990.1400
Title Pendant Accession number 1990.1401
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1402
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1403
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1404
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