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Pair of Earrings

1927.435AB (RS7028)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of blue and colorless rose-cut pastes set in gold prong mounts. The earrings are girandole style, with a top stone from which is suspended a large inverted 'v' of round and tear-drop shaped stones. Hanging from the center stone in the 'v' is a small maltese cross of tear-drop blue and round clear pastes. The earrings attach with gold ear wires.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca.1875
Material
gilding
glass (material)
metal
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gilding
glass (material)
metal
Dimensions
2 1/8 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.435AB
GUSN
101848
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; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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