Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101047

Description

Each earring in this pair is part of a set, with a matching brooch(1921.24), all with the same decorative elements. Each earring is made from vulcanite and is composed of rococo revival scrolls and acanthus designs. The earrings attach with gold french wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

mourning jewelry
pendant earrings
earrings (jewelry)
rubber (material)
gold (metal)
Jewelry
Ornament, Ear
Earring
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1921.24BC
490

Related Items

Title c - Brooch and earrings Accession Number 1919.229 a
Title Three blouse studs Accession Number 1921.22
Title Mourning earrings Accession Number 1921.23
Title Mourning brooch Accession Number 1921.24
Title Studs Accession Number 1921.25
Title Studs Accession Number 1921.26
Title Cross pendant Accession Number 1921.27
Title Scent locket Accession Number 1921.28
Title Shoe buckles Accession Number 1922.1035
Title Indian necklace Accession Number 1922.1036
Title Brooch Accession Number 1924.27
Title Gilt metal hair comb Accession Number 1931.88.1
Title Faux pearl tiara Accession Number 1931.88.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment; Body Adornments

Dimensions

7/8 x 1/8 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Wheelwright

Accession Number

1921.23AB

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.