Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100945

Description

Set of tortoiseshell jewelry consisting of brooch and earrings: crescent shaped brooch with three amphora shaped pendants, hinged pin and hook on reverse; pair of amphora shaped pendant earrings with ball surmount, screwback fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY

Additional Identification Number

388

Related Items

Title 15 metal buttons Accession Number 1931.378
Title 12 metal buttons Accession Number 1931.379
Title e - Assortment of coral jewelry Accession Number 1936.343 a
Title c - Tortoiseshell brooch and earrings Accession Number 1936.344 a

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 15/16 in (A); 5/8 in (B&C) x 3/8 in (A); 7/16 in (B&C) (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1936.344a-c

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.