Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100779

Description

Demi-parure of coral jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings, all feature naturalistic gold leaves, coral flowers and berries, set on oval gold rope frames, brooch has hinged pin and hook on reverse, earrings has gold wire loops with hook fastener.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

222

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/8 in (A) x 1 5/8 in (A); 11/16 in (B); 11/16 in (C) x 1/2 in (A); 3/4 in (B); 3/4 in (C) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.172a-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.