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Earrings (pair)

Object Number: 
1939.199ab
Date: 
1820-1880
Medium: 
Gold, glass
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 1/2 x 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 1.3 x 1.6 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
Mosaic jewelry such as these earrings were a popular souvenir among American tourists in Europe during the Victorian era.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group