Jewelry Set

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102299

Description

Tortoiseshell jewelry set consisting of a round brooch inlaid with gold piqué point stars and circles and a pair of girandole style earrings inlaid with gold piqué point stars and crosses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

jewelry
sets (groups)
SET, JEWELRY

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1750

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

1 in (1); 1 1/4 in (2&3) x 1 1/8 in (1); 5/16 in (2&3) x 3/4 in (1) (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.3015.1-3

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

Reference Notes

For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115.