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Pair of Earrings

1969.3052.1-2 (RS8354)

Description

Pair of "Vauxhall" glass earrings, faceted dark red glass beads in the shape of a lacewing or moth, metal ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1869
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
Dimensions
11/16 in (1); 11/16 in (2) (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3052.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101036
Reference Notes
A similar lacewing or moth brooch is illustrated in Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 1 (1991): Plate 202, 371, 375. 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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