Set of Earrings and Studs

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-100773

Description

Set of carved coral jewelry consisting of earrings, and three studs, one large and two small, all feature carved naturalistic roses on gold filled wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fasteners
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

216

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

13/16 in (A); 3/4 in (B) x 1/2 in (A); 1/2 in (B); 5/8 in (C) x 5/8 in (A); 5/8 in (B); 1/2 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William F. Hopson

Accession Number

1941.787a-e

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.