Pair of Earrings

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

Date

ca. 1960

GUSN

GUSN-310816

Description

Pair of cast sterling silver earrings, circular shape with small circle in center. Each piece in this pair of cast sterling silver earrings is a set of concentric circles. The earrings attach with screw backs. Each earring is marked (see Inscriptions).

Details

Descriptive Terms

earrings (jewelry)
sterling silver
casting (process)
Jewelry
Ornament, Ear
Earring
Earring

Label

"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Ed Levin studied art at Columbia University and with sculptor Chaim Gross before discovering metalsmithing on a trip to Argentina. Levin soon left New York to found a studio in Vermont, where he created artisan silver jewelry with a small group of apprentices until the 1970s.

Inscription

"Levin" (embossed, part of cast design)
"Sterling" (impressed)

Additional Identification Number

1299.111

Maker

Ed Levin Jewelry, Inc. (Maker)

Location of Origin

VT

Dimensions

1/2 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.111AB

Places

Burlington (Chittenden county, Vermont)
Possibly New York City (New York state)