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Pair of Earrings

1969.3063.1-2 (RS8365)

Description

Pair of French jet pendant earrings, triangular shaped pendants with rows of faceted glass beads and seven elongated faceted diamond drops at bottom, suspended from round faceted surmount, metal ear wire fastener.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1920
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
Dimensions
3/4 in (1); 3/4 in (2) (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3063.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101034
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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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