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Pair of earrings

1932.516AB (RS7332)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of an oval old European-cut topaz set in a gold cannetille border with rosettes of seed pearls above and below. The earrings attach with hinged gold ear wires on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1815
Location of origin
Europe
Material
gold (metal)
pearl (animal material)
topaz (mineral)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
pearl (animal material)
topaz (mineral)
Dimensions
5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.516AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Sidney Richmond Burleigh
GUSN
101008
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
Illustrated in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 66, 111.
Related Items
Title Miniature pendant Accession number 1932.16 Notes Jewelry and related items of Mrs. Sydney Richmond Burleigh:
Title Pair of blue stone shoe buckles Accession number 1932.514 ab
Title Hair ring Accession number 1932.515
Title Gold earrings Accession number 1932.516 ab

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