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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

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.

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