Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1880

GUSN

GUSN-101090

Description

Each earring in this pair consists of a cascade of coral berries suspended from a gold post embellished with gold leaves. The earrings attach with gold screw back fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Earring

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

533
1966.2267.1
1966.2267.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2267AB

Reference Notes

For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.