Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-101060

Description

Pair of Berlin iron earrings, rosette surmounts support pendants of three Gothic arches in fan arrangement (one pendant missing), hinged ear wire fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

503

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

13/16 in (1); 1/2 in (2) (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3057.1-2

Exhibition Notes

"Hidden Treasures from Elegant Eras," Historic Jewelry from the Collections of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities presented by Shreve, Crump & Low, September 15 - November 30, 1995.

Reference Notes

A similar pair of earrings is illustrated in Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 113. For more information on Berlin Iron jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 698-702; Dawes, Ginny Redington and Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 110-114; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995); 257; Newman, Harold, "Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry," (1981): 37; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 72-73. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).