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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).
pearl (animal material)
"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.
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
Shreve, Crump & Low (Retailer)
Boston, MA, United States
3/4 x 3/8 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)