Earring (one of a pair)

about 1780


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

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts


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