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1966.2267AB (RS8173)

Description

Each earring in this pair consists of a cascade of coral berries suspended from a gold post embellished with gold leaves. The earrings attach with gold screw back fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
coral (material)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Accession Number
1966.2267AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101090
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.

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