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Earrings

Object Number: 
INV.12533ab
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1/2 x 5/8 x 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 1.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Pair of wire hook earrings made of metal in the form of pansies, painted with purple and yellow enamel.
Gallery Label: 
It was a popular custom among women in the second half of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to give pansies to other women to signify a bond of friendship. These earrings may have been such a gift.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group