Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1960-1970

GUSN

GUSN-101902

Description

This pair of plastic drop earrings features purple ball tops supporting large blue triangles with an applied purple tear drop in each center. They close with metal screwback fasteners.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
plastic by composition or origin
300010899
Pop (fine arts styles)
Earring

Label

The Richelieu mark, which appears on the backs of these earrings, belongs to the Joseph H. Meyer & Bros. company of Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 1911, it had its corporation Victoria Creations based in Warwick, Rhode Island. The script version of the mark dates to circa. 1943 and the materials and color combination help us date it to the mid-1960s. These earrings belonged to Ise Gropius, wife of Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius. Ise Gropius favored strong, graphic jewelry and owned many pieces of costume jewelry made from various types of plastic.

Inscription

"Richelieu" (Stamped)

Associated Building

Original to Gropius House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1984.1433.1-2
1353

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Maker

Richelieu (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Brooklyn, New York

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 11/16 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Ise Gropius

Accession Number

1984.1433AB

Exhibition Notes

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

Places

New York state (United States)
Brooklyn (New York City, New York state) [borough]