Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100761

Description

Demi-parure of red coral jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings, brooch is a stylized flower of cabochon cut coral with drop coral pendant, set on gold wire, hinged pin and hook on reverse, earrings are stylized flowers of cabochon cut coral set on gold wire, gold wire loops with hook fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

204

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

1 in (A); 1 in (B); 2 1/2 in (C) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 1 1/4 in (C) x 3/4 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 3/4 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert

Accession Number

1939.144a-c

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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