Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-100987

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of carved "lava" oval cameos. Each cameo depicts a female in profile set in gold mounts with rope twist border, gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

430

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

11/16 in (A); 11/16 in (B) x 3/8 in (A); 1/4 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.641AB

Reference Notes

For information on cameos see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 215-232; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 227-236; Miller, Anna M. "Cameos Old & New," 3rd Edition (2005).

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