Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1860

GUSN

GUSN-101000

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of graduated multi-layer clusters of seed pearl rosettes, with a large central pearl, set on a mother-of-pearl plaque and held in place with white horsehair. The earrings attach with gold ear wires. In fitted black horseshoe shaped leather box (1933.1693.2) with matching brooch 1933.1694.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
mother of pearl
freshwater pearl
horsehair
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1933.1693AB
443

Related Items

Title Coral Brooch Accession Number 1933.1692
Title b - Pair of seed pearl earrings Accession Number 1933.1693 a
Title Seed pearl pin Accession Number 1933.1694
Title Red velvet jewel case Accession Number 1933.1695
Title Wood earrings Accession Number 1933.1705 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell studs Accession Number 1933.1706 ab
Title Pair of vulcanite bracelets Accession Number 1933.1707 ab
Title Vulcanite locket Accession Number 1933.1708
Title Box Accession Number 1933.1693.2

Maker

Tiffany & Co. (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Possibly New York, NY

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 x 7/16 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1693.1AB

Reference Notes

For more information on pearls see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 254-259; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 108-111, 209-213.