Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1870

GUSN

GUSN-100981

Description

Pair of coral pendant earrings, oval cabochon cut coral surrounded by seven coral beads supporting an elongated vase shaped drop, gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

424

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

9/16 in (1); 9/16 in (2) x 5/8 in (1); 5/8 in (2) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3007.1-2

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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).