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Pair of gold and coral earrings, gold rosette with tiny coral beads, supports gold bell of leaves and filigree gold ball set with tiny coral beads, hinged ear wire fasteners. In blue leather box with snap (not original).
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
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).