Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101043

Description

Pair of vulcanite earrings, squared hoops with gold wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

486

Related Items

Title Coral Brooch Accession Number 1933.1692
Title b - Pair of seed pearl earrings Accession Number 1933.1693 a
Title Seed pearl pin Accession Number 1933.1694
Title Red velvet jewel case Accession Number 1933.1695
Title Wood earrings Accession Number 1933.1705 ab
Title Pair of tortoiseshell studs Accession Number 1933.1706 ab
Title Pair of vulcanite bracelets Accession Number 1933.1707 ab
Title Vulcanite locket Accession Number 1933.1708

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 1/4 in (A); 1 1/4 in (B) x 3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1933.1705ab

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.