Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1955

GUSN

GUSN-310815

Description

Pair of silver earrings. Each earring is formed from a cast silver disc with pierced holes and oxidized cavities on front surface. Closure is a screw mechanism soldered to back of disc.

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
silver (metal)
Jewelry
Ornament, Ear
Earring
Earring

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": One of the most important American metalsmiths working in the mid-century, Pearson helped found the Society of North American Goldsmiths. In the 1970s he moved from New York to Deer Isle, Maine, where he established the Pearson Design Studio. These earrings, attributed to Pearson based on their similarity to his early experiments with silver casting, belonged to his first wife, Joan.

Additional Identification Number

1299.110

Maker

Attributed to Pearson, Ronald Hayes, 1924-1996 (Maker)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.110AB

Places

Probably New York City (New York state)