Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)

Object Number: 
1949.149a-f
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Gold; leather, satin, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall (brooch): 1 x 5/8 x 3/8 in. (2.5 x 1.6 x 1 cm) each (earings): 2 x 5/8 x 1/4 in. (5.1 x 1.6 x 0.6 cm) Case: 3
Description: 
Gold brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure); gold cannetille filigree work of elaborate scrolling floral motifs; oval brooch with central floral element and scrolling arms; pendant earrings of similar design with detachable drops; French ear-wires in gold, 1 broken; red leather case (perhaps not original) lined with dark blue velvet and ivory satin; latch closure.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession notes, the demi-parure belonged to Mrs. Zachariah Lamar, the great-grandmother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary Lamar Erwin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group