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This pair of matching earrings are part of a set with brooch 1969.2395.1. The earrings are cast in the shape of Asian-style rectangular fans engraved with birds. The earrings attach with silver s-shaped ear wires.
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Most likely owned by Dorothy Codman or her sister Alice, this delicate set of fan-shaped jewelry is embellished with tiny frogs, songbirds, and engraved plum blossoms. The back features a reserve to hold a braid of hair or photograph.
Original To Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),
Title Brooch Accession Number 1969.2395.1
7/8 x 1/2 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman