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Pair of earrings

1925.232.2AB (RS263263)

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of white silk flowers and wax-coated silk orange blossoms with wire stems that are wrapped in cream-colored thread. They attach to the ear with french wires. The pair has a matching orange blossom headdress (.1) and a corsage of orange blossoms and leaves set against a tulle net pouf (.3). The entire group was originally housed in a white paper candy box (.4ab)

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1871
Material
silk (textile)
wax
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
Earring
earrings (jewelry)
silk (textile)
wax
Dimensions
3/8 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1925.232.2AB
Credit Line
Gift of Hannah May Burrough
GUSN
283862

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