Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1870-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101041

Description

Pair of "French" jet earrings, faceted bead flower surmounts supporting larger flowers, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

484

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/8 x 1/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

2007.15.84AB

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.