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1966.2290AB (RS8199)

Description

Each earring in this pair of drop earrings consists of three blue shell flowers with rhinestone centers set on white metal plaques linked together. Each plaque has a textured background. The top plaque is set with a round faceted paste gem. The bottom plaque is set with faceted paste gems flanking the flower. The earrings attach with clip fasteners.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1940-1960
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Material
glass (material)
shell and shell material
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
shell and shell material
Dimensions
5/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.2290AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101508
Reference Notes
For more information on 20th century costume jewelry see Cera, Deanna Farneti, ed. "Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century," (1992).

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