Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1862

GUSN

GUSN-100758

Description

Carved coral earrings, each consist of carved flower, leaves and bird with splayed wings, all set on gold wire. Earrings were converted into pins at a later date. One of the earrings is missing part of a leaf. The earrings are part of a set with brooch 1927.495.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

201

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

1 3/16 x 3/4 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.496AB

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

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.

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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
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