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Pair of jet pendant earrings, carved horseshoe shaped pendants with cross drop in center, suspended from faceted ball, metal ear wire fasteners.
7/8 in (A); 7/8 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
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.
Title Pair of jet earrings Accession Number 1938.415 ab
Title Vulcanite bead necklace Accession Number 1938.416
Title Vulcanite brooch Accession Number 1938.417
Title Pair of Vulcanite brooches Accession Number 1938.418 ab
Title Gold ball earrings Accession Number 1938.419 ab
Title Stick pin Accession Number 1938.420
Title Ivory seal Accession Number 1938.429
Title Metal seal Accession Number 1938.430
Title Metal seal Accession Number 1938.431
Title Bead chain Accession Number 1938.567
Title Pair of shawl brooches Accession Number 1938.603 ab
Title Tortoiseshell hairpin Accession Number 1944.174
Title Tortoiseshell back comb Accession Number 1944.175
Title Spun glass earrings Accession Number 1944.176 bc