Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100983

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

426

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3019.1-2

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).