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Earrings

Object Number: 
Z.2033ab
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Gold, pearls
Dimensions: 
overall: 3 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in.
Description: 
Pair of gold and pearl earrings; screw-back lozenge-shaped upper element decorated with filigree gold and set with pearls; suspending pearl which suspends gold double hoop decorated with filigree and set with multiple pearls on each edge; hoop supends bell-shaped element which surmounts 8 gold wires strung with pearls; appear to be Indian in origin.
Gallery Label: 
These earrings were given to the Society in a box with other jewels (Z.2023-2037) in 1943, and were not accessioned then.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group