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Pair of Earrings

1969.3061.1-2 (RS8363)

Description

Pair of Irish bogwood pendant earrings, circular carved relief plaques of three leaf clovers with dentil border, suspended from circular plaques with dentil border, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Location of origin
Ireland
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in (1); 3/4 in (2) x 5/16 in (1); 5/16 in (2) (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3061.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101050
Reference Notes
For information on Irish Bogwood jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 532-537; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 131; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 253-255. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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