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Brooch and Earrings

1969.3060.1-3 (RS8362)

Description

Jet brooch and earrings, carved crescent shaped brooch set with three colorless pastes supporting carved Maltese cross with central colorless paste, hinged pin and hook on reverse, pendant earrings of three carved jet joined circles set with two colorless pastes, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
glass (material)
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
2 in (1) x 1 1/4 in (1); 13/16 in (2); 13/16 in (3) x 5/16 in (1); 1/4 in (2); 1/4 in (3) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3060.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101051
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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