Brooch and earrings (demi-parure)
Marble, chalcedonies, gold
Each (earing): 1 3/4 x 7/8 in. (4.4 x 2.2 cm) Overall (brooch): 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (5.7 x 4.4 cm)
Demi-parure suite of Florentine mosaic jewels; oval brooch with flower motif in white and green chalcedonies set into black marble; gold frame decorated with gold flowers; earrings of similar design set in gold frames with leaf decorations; pin attachments and gold fastening ear-wires.
This suite of jewels belonged to Mrs. Hiram Norris (Frances Dutcher, later Mrs. Shannon), the mother of the donor.
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Rothwell Shannon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.