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Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)

Object Number: 
INV.12546a-d
Date: 
1851-1876
Medium: 
Metal, enamel
Dimensions: 
Overall (brooch): 1 x 5/8 in. (2.5 x 1.6 cm) each (earing): 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Case: 3 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 7.6 x 5
Description: 
Enameled metal demi-parure (earrings and brooch), each in the form of a leaf; blue, green, orange enamel with incised lines; gold ear wires and pin attachment (pin is loose); black leather fitted case lined in ivory satin and light blue velvet; maker's mark printed under case lid; push-button clasp closure.
Gallery Label: 
According to "American Jewelry Manufacturers," Ball, Black & Co. was the successor to Ball, Tompkins & Black in 1851, and was in turn succeeded by Black Starr & Frost in 1876. This demi-parure (jewelry suite) was among jewelry items from the Livingston family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston, 1951
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group