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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.
Title Tortoiseshell comb Accession Number 1932.112
Title String of carved beads Accession Number 1932.150
Title Combination locket and brooch Accession Number 1932.224
Title c - Watch with case and keys Accession Number 1932.226 a
Title Pendant Accession Number 1932.233
Title Onyx mosaic earrings Accession Number 1939.142 ab
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession Number 1939.143 a
Title c - Coral brooch and earrings Accession Number 1939.144 a
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)
Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert
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.