Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102335

Description

Pair of tortoiseshell earrings with teardrop shaped loops with pendants in center with carved classical female portrait busts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
EARRING

Additional Identification Number

1786

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

1 3/16 in x 1/4 in (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederic A. Turner

Accession Number

1940.581ab

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.

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