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Earring (one of a pair)

about 1780


Dimensions

6 x 4.8 x .9 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Medium or Technique

Gold metal and coque de perle

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment , Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs

Girandole style earrings with five oval shaped coque de perle, a pearl-like stone that is cut from the Indian nautilus shell and is similar to a blister pearl. One of the gold attachments is broken.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection