Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca.1875

GUSN

GUSN-101848

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of blue and colorless rose-cut pastes set in gold prong mounts. The earrings are girandole style, with a top stone from which is suspended a large inverted 'v' of round and tear-drop shaped stones. Hanging from the center stone in the 'v' is a small maltese cross of tear-drop blue and round clear pastes. The earrings attach with gold ear wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
glass (material)
metal
gilding
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1299

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

2 1/8 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1927.435AB

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; and "Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.