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Brooch and earrings

Object Number: 
1977.39a-c
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Gold plating
Dimensions: 
Overall (a, brooch): 1 7/8 × 1 3/8 × 7/8 in. (4.8 × 3.5 × 2.2 cm) Overall (b and c, earrings): 1 7/8 × 3/4 × 5/8
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.
Gallery Label: 
This demi-parure (small jewelry suite) was given to the donor's mother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Laura Dayton Denby
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group