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Ear pendants (part of demi-parure)

Object Number: 
INV.12673.17b-c
Date: 
1820-1860
Medium: 
Goldstone, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (each earring): 5/8 x 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.
Description: 
Goldstone brooch and earrings set (demi-parure); hinged wire hook earrings have oval goldstone at the lobe suspending teardrop shaped goldstone pieces also in metal frame, each piece has a colored glass micromosaic with a different image each, all depicting columned Roman structures.
Gallery Label: 
Micromosaic jewelry like this demi-parure set, depicting Roman structures and ruins, was popular in America during the nineteenth century when the "grand tour" of Europe was common.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group