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EARRINGS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Earrings are for pierced ears. They are made of tortoise shell, which is shaped into two oval loops. There is a smaller loop set within a larger one. They are mounted in gold. The surface is in pique work in a floral pattern in gold and silver. The two loops are held together by an ovoid piece in tortoise shell decorated with a gold band.

Category:
jewelry
Object name:
EARRINGS
Made from:
Tortoise shell -- gold -- silver
Made in:
England
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
5.1 cm (2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.60.1-2
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973