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Parure

Object Number: 
1966.40a-e
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Pearls, mother of pearl, string, velvet, wood, silk
Dimensions: 
overall (jewels in case): 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 21.6 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Seed pearl parure in fitted case; necklace of 10 graduated rosettes, 3 suspending drops, all of woven seed pearls and pearls, strung with string to mother-of-pearl plaques, backed with taupe velvet; brooch of similar rosette design; pair of pendant earrings of leaf patterns surmounting 2 graduated rosettes; posts missing; fitted case of peacock blue silk lined with same color velvet; initials "KB" stamped on cover of case; maker's mark printed under lid of case.
Gallery Label: 
This seed pearl parure (suite of jewels) belonged to Kate Beekman (1841-1923).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Beekman Hoppin Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group