Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1869

GUSN

GUSN-101036

Description

Pair of "Vauxhall" glass earrings, faceted dark red glass beads in the shape of a lacewing or moth, metal ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

479

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

11/16 in (1); 11/16 in (2) (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3052.1-2

Reference Notes

A similar lacewing or moth brooch is illustrated in Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910" v. 1 (1991): Plate 202, 371, 375. 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).