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Pair of Earrings

2007.15.84AB (RS9424)

Description

Pair of "French" jet earrings, faceted bead flower surmounts supporting larger flowers, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1880
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
Dimensions
1 1/8 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.84AB
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
101041
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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