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1940.581ab (RS7803)

Description

Pair of tortoiseshell earrings with teardrop shaped loops with pendants in center with carved classical female portrait busts.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
EARRING
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
1 3/16 in x 1/4 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.581ab
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Frederic A. Turner
GUSN
102335
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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Title Roman Mosaic Bracelet Accession number 1940.576 Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Mrs. Frederic Turner:
Title Lorgnette Accession number 1940.577
Title Tortoiseshell Necklace Accession number 1940.578
Title Wooden Chain Accession number 1940.579
Title d - Set of Jewelry Accession number 1940.580 a
Title Tortoiseshell earrings Accession number 1940.581 ab
Title c - Earrings and Brooch Accession number 1940.582 a
Title Tortoiseshell Comb Accession number 1940.585
Title Tortoiseshell Barrette Accession number 1940.586
Title Tortoiseshell Barrette Accession number 1940.587
Title c - Earring and Hair Ornament Accession number 1940.588 a
Title c - Hair pin set Accession number 1940.589 a
Title c - Necklace and Earrings Accession number 1940.590 a
Title Pair of Pins Accession number 1940.591 ab
Title Necklace Accession number 1940.592
Title Gold Ring Accession number 1940.593

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