Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1860-1880

GUSN

GUSN-102339

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a tortoiseshell barbell-shaped top from which is suspended a ball drop. The earrings attach with gold ear wires. The ball has separated from the top on one earring in the pair.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
tortoise shell
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1790

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

5/8 x 3/4 (WxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.529AB

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.