Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101033

Description

Pair of jet pendant earrings, carved horseshoe shaped pendants with cross drop in center, suspended from faceted ball, metal ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

476

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1938.415ab

Exhibition Notes

"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.

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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