Earring

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1800-1830

GUSN

GUSN-101027

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
metal
Earring

Additional Identification Number

470

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1/2 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1932.566

Reference Notes

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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