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Lot of Jet Jewelry

2007.15.128 (RS9249)

Description

Lot of jet and seed pearl jewelry including thirteen brooches and a pair of earrings. All stored in a gold and black Shreve, Crump and Low jewelry case. A pair of bar pins was made by Hussey Company of Providence, RI.

Details

Maker
Hussey Company
Date
1880-1910
Inscriptions
"Shreve, Crump & Low Co. / Jewelers / Boston." (Embossed)
"TH 14K" mark stamped on two bar pins of jet, gold and pearls (stamped)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
3/4 in (case) x 4 1/4 in (case) x 8 11/16 in (case) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2007.15.128
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
102861
Reference Notes
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.

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