overall (each): 1/2 x 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 1.6 x 6.4 cm )
Pair of gold wire hook earrings with mosaic work in various colors of glass; disc at the lobe with white betonée cross at the center, encircled with geometric designs, suspending teardrop-shaped piece with vertical blue floral garland, above white dove with laurel branch in its beak, in circular field with blue ground.
Mosaic jewelry such as these earrings were a popular souvenir among American tourists in Europe during the Victorian era.
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
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