Pair of earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1871

GUSN

GUSN-283862

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of white silk flowers and wax-coated silk orange blossoms with wire stems that are wrapped in cream-colored thread. They attach to the ear with french wires. The pair has a matching orange blossom headdress (.1) and a corsage of orange blossoms and leaves set against a tulle net pouf (.3). The entire group was originally housed in a white paper candy box (.4ab)

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
silk (textile)
wax
Earring

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Hannah May Burrough

Accession Number

1925.232.2AB