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Pair of Earrings

1929.566.1AB (RS7145)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of carved coral roses and leaves set on gold pins. Each pin is soldered at the top to a gold s-shaped ear wires. The earrings are in a fitted black leather case 1929.566.2

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Location of origin
Possibly Italy
Material
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
coral (material)
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
Dimensions
13/16 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.566.1AB
GUSN
102488
Reference Notes
For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.
Related Items
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession number 1927.495 a Notes Jewelry and related items donated by Alice A. Stevens:
Title Lava cameo brooch Accession number 1929.563
Title Brooch Accession number 1929.564
Title Hair brooch Accession number 1929.565
Title Coral earrings Accession number 1929.566 ab
Title Knee buckles Accession number 1931.982 ab
Title Cuff links Accession number 1931.984 ab
Title Gold brooch Accession number 1931.989
Title Necklace and locket Accession number 1934.558
Title Box Accession number 1929.566.2

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