Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101050

Description

Pair of Irish bogwood pendant earrings, circular carved relief plaques of three leaf clovers with dentil border, suspended from circular plaques with dentil border, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

493

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Ireland

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/4 in (1); 3/4 in (2) x 5/16 in (1); 5/16 in (2) (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3061.1-2

Reference Notes

For information on Irish Bogwood jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 532-537; Dawes, Ginny Reddington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 131; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 253-255. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).