Earring and Pendant

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1760-1800

GUSN

GUSN-101978

Description

This set of paste jewelry currently consists of an earring and pendant, both set with a round cut paste surrounded by five teardrop cut pastes alternating with clusters of three smaller round pastes set in a pinchbeck metal frame. The pendant was once the second earring of the set. It was subsequently converted by removing the hinged wire and passing a jump ring through the top paste setting once the paste was removed. The remaining earring retains its eighteenth-century hinged loop back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pierced earrings
paste (glass)
pinchbeck
Set, Jewelry

Additional Identification Number

1429

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 1/2 x 1 3/8 x 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Frances L. Chace

Accession Number

1936.147ab

Reference Notes

For more information on pastes see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 48-51; 115-120; Phillips, Clare, "Jewels and Jewelry," (2000): 54-55.

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