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Wedding jewelry set in original case. Gold and pearl necklace with large groved s-shaped links with an attached cross pendant combination brooch. Cross is set with eleven cultured pearls, each in a six prong crown setting with two pearl drops attached to each arm. Hinged pin and hook on reverse.
pearl (animal material)
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Stephen Henry Phillips chose an enormous necklace of gold links from Boston jewelers Shreve, Crump & Low for his bride-to-be. A gold cross pendant and earrings, embellished with natural pearls, completed the set. After their 1871 wedding, Margaret Duncan Phillips wore the cross as a brooch.
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Shreve, Crump & Low (Retailer)
Boston, MA, United States
2 1/4 x 1 7/16 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
Pictured in Brierley, Sarah, "With this Ring I Thee Wed," Historic New England, Fall (2007): 16.
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)