Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)

Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)
Title
Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Lava, gold; leather, velvet, satin
Dimensions 
Overall (brooch): 2 x 1 5/8 x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 4.1 x 1.6 cm) each (earings): 2 5/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. (6.7 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm)
Description 
Black lava brooch and earrings (demi-parure), all with cameo designs; oval brooch has high relief cameo of female bust in profile, with grapes and grape leaves in her hair; chain link design around frame of brooch; gold pin attachment; pendant earrings of round element with similar but plainer cameo, surmounting elongated shield-shaped pendants with similar designs and floral and urn motifs; gold ear wires; brown leather fitted case with gold-leaf decoration, pale green velvet and satin linings; maker's mark stamped under lid.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
Object Number 
1950.41a-d
Marks 
printed: under case lid: "UNION SQUARE / TIFFANY & CO. / NEW YORK" (partly illegible)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group