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This single earring is composed of a rosette surmount of faceted black glass stones. From the rosette is suspended an elongated faceted black drop surrounded by alternating navette and round faceted black glass stones. The earring attaches with a hinged ear wire on the reverse.
1/2 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)
For more information on jet jewelry and imitations see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 2 (1991): 657-709; Cooper, Diana and Norman Battershill, "Victorian Sentimental Jewellery," (1972): 19-30; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 125-130; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 125-126, 254-256; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 94-95.
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Title Cross pendant Accession Number 1932.563
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Title Earring Accession Number 1932.565
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Title Cross pendant Accession Number 1964.90