Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100973

Description

Pair of malachite pendant earrings, torpedo drops with gold caps surmounted by balls, gold s-shaped ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

416

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1/4 in (1); 1/4 in (2) (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3031.1-2

Reference Notes

Similar pair of malachite earrings pictured in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Color Plate 143, 248. For more information on Victorian stone jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," (1991): 513-528; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 57-95; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 246-253. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).