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Earring and Pendant

1936.147ab (RS199270)

Description

This set of paste jewelry currently consists of an earring and pendant, both set with a round cut paste surrounded by five teardrop cut pastes alternating with clusters of three smaller round pastes set in a pinchbeck metal frame. The pendant was once the second earring of the set. It was subsequently converted by removing the hinged wire and passing a jump ring through the top paste setting once the paste was removed. The remaining earring retains its eighteenth-century hinged loop back.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1800
Material
paste (glass)
pinchbeck
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
paste (glass)
pierced earrings
pinchbeck
Set, Jewelry
Dimensions
1 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1936.147ab
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Frances L. Chace
GUSN
101978
Reference Notes
For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55.
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