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Pair of Earrings

1990.13AB (RS204077)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a large freshwater pearl top with an amethyst drop beneath. The top pearl is mounted with a gold back. Hanging beneath the pearl suspended on a fine white gold chain is a small pearl bead above a large briolette-cut amethyst with a white gold cap. Each earring attaches with gold screw back ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
Black, Starr & Frost Ltd. (Manufacturer)
Date
1890-1910
Inscriptions
"B. S. & F." (Stamped)
Location of origin
New York
Material
amethyst (mineral)
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
amethyst (mineral)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
freshwater pearl
gold (metal)
Dimensions
5/16 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.13AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan B. Norton
GUSN
101007
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/.
Related Items
Title Wristwatch Accession number 1990.3 Notes Jewelry and related items bequeathed by Susan B. Norton:
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.4
Title Pocket Watch Accession number 1990.5
Title Mourning Pendant Accession number 1990.8
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
Title Brooch Accession number 1990.1492

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