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1932.566 (RS7339)

Description

This single earring is composed of a rosette surmount of faceted black glass stones. From the rosette is suspended an elongated faceted black drop surrounded by alternating navette and round faceted black glass stones. The earring attaches with a hinged ear wire on the reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1830
Material
glass (material)
metal
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
metal
Dimensions
1/2 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1932.566
GUSN
101027
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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