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Pair of Earrings

1969.3057.1-2 (RS8359)

Description

Pair of Berlin iron earrings, rosette surmounts support pendants of three Gothic arches in fan arrangement (one pendant missing), hinged ear wire fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Location of origin
Europe
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
13/16 in (1); 1/2 in (2) (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3057.1-2
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
101060
Exhibition Notes
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.
Reference Notes
A similar pair of earrings is illustrated in Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 113. For more information on Berlin Iron jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 698-702; Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 110-114; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995); 257; Newman, Harold, "Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry," (1981): 37; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 72-73. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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