Pair of earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1815

GUSN

GUSN-101008

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
gold (metal)
topaz (mineral)
pearl (animal material)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1932.516.1-2
451

Related Items

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/8 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Sidney Richmond Burleigh

Accession Number

1932.516AB

Exhibition Notes

"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/.

Reference Notes

Illustrated in Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): Plate 66, 111.