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Jewelry Set

1969.3015.1-3 (RS8319)

Description

Tortoiseshell jewelry set consisting of a round brooch inlaid with gold piqué point stars and circles and a pair of girandole style earrings inlaid with gold piqué point stars and crosses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
jewelry
SET, JEWELRY
sets (groups)
Dimensions
1 in (1); 1 1/4 in (2&3) x 1 1/8 in (1); 5/16 in (2&3) x 3/4 in (1) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3015.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
102299
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. "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.

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