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1926.733 (RS6988)

Description

Tortoiseshell pendant earring with trefoil shaped surmount supporting an arrow shaped drop, gold ear wire fastener.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings
earrings (jewelry)
Dimensions
3/4 in x 1/8 in (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.733
GUSN
102337
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 Cut steel earring Accession number 1926.728 c
Title Tortoiseshell pendant Accession number 1926.728 d
Title Tortoiseshell earrings Accession number 1926.733
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Title Pair of tortoiseshell bracelets Accession number 1931.1793 ab
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.1794
Title Watch chain Accession number 1931.1795
Title Brass watch chain Accession number 1931.1796
Title Locket Accession number 1931.1797
Title Locket Accession number 1931.1798
Title Gold pendant Accession number 1931.1799
Title Brooch Accession number 1931.1800
Title Stick pin Accession number 1931.1801
Title Gold ring Accession number 1931.1802
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Title Beaded watch chain Accession number 1931.1804
Title Chain of blue beads Accession number 1931.1805
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Title Pair of cufflinks Accession number 1932.81 ab
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Title Gold watch chain Accession number 1965.127
Title Ring Accession number 1965.128

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