Pair of Earrings in Original Case

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1868

GUSN

GUSN-100982

Description

Pair of coral earrings in original case, cabochon cut corals on gold ear wire fasteners, black leather case with white silk and blue velvet lining.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Inscription

"round coral earrings / given Aunt Alice by / Uncle Louis when she / was bridesmaid / to Aunt Mary" (Ink)

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

425

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/8 (Case) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2); 2 1/16 in (Case) x 1/2 in (1); 1/2 in (2); 1 7/16 in (Case) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3005.1-2

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).