Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-101035

Description

Pair of black glass earrings, three graduated black glass balls with applied glass spikes, metal ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

478

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

11/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3058.1-.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).