Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

1880-1890

GUSN

GUSN-284688

Description

Each earring in this pair is composed of a collet-set moonstone at top, from which is suspended a second, identical moonstone, with a narrow gold bar separating the two stones. The earrings attach with gold ear wires.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
Set, Jewelry

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": In 1914, at age sixty-seven, Margaret Duncan Phillips traveled around the world. When she arrived in Sri Lanka she acquired several pieces of jewelry, including a set of moonstones, which cost 41 rupees. The minimal settings of this set, which may not include those Sri Lanka moonstones, reflect the style of the early twentieth century.

Associated Building

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

Additional Identification Number

2006.44.131a-e
1184

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

3/8 x 3/16 x 1 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.131.4AB