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Pair of Earrings

1969.3056.1-2 (RS8358)

Description

Pair of "French" jet pendant earrings, faceted beads in a sunburst design with central rosette supporting four chains of beads with elongated diamond drops, metal wire ear fasteners.

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
1 1/16 in (1); 1 1/16 in (2) x 1/4 in (1); 1/4 in (2) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3056.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101040
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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