Brooch and earrings (demi-parure)

Object Number: 
1947.128a-c
Date: 
ca. 1846
Medium: 
Marble, chalcedonies, gold
Dimensions: 
Each (earing): 1 3/4 x 7/8 in. (4.4 x 2.2 cm) Overall (brooch): 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. (5.7 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
Demi-parure suite of Florentine mosaic jewels; oval brooch with flower motif in white and green chalcedonies set into black marble; gold frame decorated with gold flowers; earrings of similar design set in gold frames with leaf decorations; pin attachments and gold fastening ear-wires.
Gallery Label: 
This suite of jewels belonged to Mrs. Hiram Norris (Frances Dutcher, later Mrs. Shannon), the mother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Elizabeth Rothwell Shannon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group