Pair of Coral Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100772

Description

Pair of coral pendant earrings, stamped gold surmounts set with round faceted coral supporting pear shaped faceted coral drops with gold petal shaped mounts, hinged gold wire ear clasps.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

215

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 in (1); 3/8 in (2) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3003.1-2

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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).