Brooch and Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101051

Description

Jet brooch and earrings, carved crescent shaped brooch set with three colorless pastes supporting carved Maltese cross with central colorless paste, hinged pin and hook on reverse, pendant earrings of three carved jet joined circles set with two colorless pastes, metal wire ear fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pins (jewelry)
glass (material)
SET, JEWELRY

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

494

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

2 in (1) x 1 1/4 in (1); 13/16 in (2); 13/16 in (3) x 5/16 in (1); 1/4 in (2); 1/4 in (3) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3060.1-3

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).