Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1940-1960

GUSN

GUSN-101508

Description

Each earring in this pair of drop earrings consists of three blue shell flowers with rhinestone centers set on white metal plaques linked together. Each plaque has a textured background. The top plaque is set with a round faceted paste gem. The bottom plaque is set with faceted paste gems flanking the flower. The earrings attach with clip fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
shell and shell material
glass (material)
Earring

Associated Building

Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

955
1966.2290.1
1966.2290.2

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5/8 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin

Accession Number

1966.2290AB

Reference Notes

For more information on 20th century costume jewelry see Cera, Deanna Farneti, ed. "Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century," (1992).