Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1890-1920

GUSN

GUSN-101040

Description

Pair of "French" jet pendant earrings, faceted beads in a sunburst design with central rosette supporting four chains of beads with elongated diamond drops, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

483

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/16 in (1); 1 1/16 in (2) x 1/4 in (1); 1/4 in (2) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3056.1-2

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).