Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-101034

Description

Pair of French jet pendant earrings, triangular shaped pendants with rows of faceted glass beads and seven elongated faceted diamond drops at bottom, suspended from round faceted surmount, metal ear wire fastener.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

477

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

3/4 in (1); 3/4 in (2) (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3063.1-2

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. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).