Pair of earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1871

GUSN

GUSN-284182

Description

Wedding jewelry set in original case. Cultured pearl earrings set in gold prong settings with s-shaped ear wire fasteners. Earrings no longer retain their original gold and pearl drops (visible in 1887 photograph of Margaret Duncan Phillips).

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
parures
gold (metal)
pearl (animal material)
marriage
Set, Jewelry

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Stephen Henry Phillips chose an enormous necklace of gold links from Boston jewelers Shreve, Crump & Low for his bride-to-be. A gold cross pendant and earrings, embellished with natural pearls, completed the set. After their 1871 wedding, Margaret Duncan Phillips wore the cross as a brooch.

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

1084
J113

Maker

Shreve, Crump & Low (Retailer)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, United States

Dimensions

3/4 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.30.2AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)