Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100762

Description

Demi-parure consisting of a brooch and earrings, brooch has carved naturalistic coral bell shaped flowers on gold wire, hinged pin and hook, earrings feature carved naturalistic leaf surmount with a chain of two bell shaped flowers on gold s-shaped ear wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

205

Related Items

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 3/16 in (A) x 3/4 in (A); 1/4 in (B&C) x 3/4 in (A); (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Grace Gilbert

Accession Number

1939.143a-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.