Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100766

Description

Each earrinig in this pair is composed of a gilt and coral bead rosette surmount from which are suspended an engraved cone-shaped gilt mount that contains loops of small coral beads. The earrings attach with gold hinged loop wires. One earring is missing its gold mount.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Additional Identification Number

209

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.278AB

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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