Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-102488

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of carved coral roses and leaves set on gold pins. Each pin is soldered at the top to a gold s-shaped ear wires. The earrings are in a fitted black leather case 1929.566.2

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
coral (material)
gold (metal)
Earring

Additional Identification Number

1929.566AB
1939

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Possibly Italy

Dimensions

13/16 x 5/8 (WxD) (inches)

Accession Number

1929.566.1AB

Reference Notes

For more information on coral jewelry see Bennett, David and Daniela Mascetti, "Understanding Jewellery," (1989): 105; Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v.1 (1991): 238-244; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 122-123, 237-239; Gere, Charlotte, "American and European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 86-87.

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