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Brooch and earrings

Brooch and earrings
Title
Brooch and earrings
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Gold plating
Dimensions 
a (brooch): 1 7/8 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in. (4.8 x 3.5 x 2.2 cm) b and c (earings; each): 1 7/8 x 3/4 x 5/8 in. (4.8 x 1.9 x 1.
Description 
Gold plated brooch and earrings set (demi-parure); brooch is in the form of a hollow half sphere suspending a smaller solid sphere at the bottom with bail, hinged pin and hook on reverse; earrings are solid spheres suspended from bent wire hooks; overall design of all three pieces resembles filigree scrollwork.
Credit Line 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Object Number 
1977.39a-c
Gallery Label 
This demi-parure (small jewelry suite) was given to the donor's mother.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group