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Pair of Earrings

1921.23AB (RS6800)

Description

Each earring in this pair is part of a set, with a matching brooch(1921.24), all with the same decorative elements. Each earring is made from vulcanite and is composed of rococo revival scrolls and acanthus designs. The earrings attach with gold french wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Material
gold (metal)
rubber (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
mourning jewelry
pendant earrings
rubber (material)
Dimensions
7/8 x 1/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1921.23AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright
GUSN
101047
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.
Related Items
Title c - Brooch and earrings Accession number 1919.229 a Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Miss Mary Wheelwright:
Title Three blouse studs Accession number 1921.22
Title Mourning earrings Accession number 1921.23
Title Mourning brooch Accession number 1921.24
Title Studs Accession number 1921.25
Title Studs Accession number 1921.26
Title Cross pendant Accession number 1921.27
Title Scent locket Accession number 1921.28
Title Shoe buckles Accession number 1922.1035
Title Indian necklace Accession number 1922.1036
Title Brooch Accession number 1924.27
Title Gilt metal hair comb Accession number 1931.88.1
Title Faux pearl tiara Accession number 1931.88.2

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