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Earrings (pair)

Object Number: 
INV.12673.18ab
Date: 
1860-1889
Medium: 
Metal, beetle shells
Dimensions: 
overall (each): 5/8 x 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 1.6 x 1.6 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Pair of earrings in the form of 2 turtles connected with a chain from the feet of the upper turtle to the shoulders of the lower turtle; turtle bodies of Brazilian beetle shells in gold metal mounts; hook ear wires.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper (Constance Schermerhorn) Skillin, 1956
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group