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Each earring in this pair is composed of an oval old European-cut topaz set in a gold cannetille border with rosettes of seed pearls above and below. The earrings attach with hinged gold ear wires on the reverse.
pearl (animal material)
Title Miniature pendant Accession Number 1932.16
Title Pair of blue stone shoe buckles Accession Number 1932.514 ab
Title Hair ring Accession Number 1932.515
Title Gold earrings Accession Number 1932.516 ab
5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Sidney Richmond Burleigh
"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Illustrated in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 66, 111.