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

Maker

Unknown

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.

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