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Necklace, 2 brooches, earrings in boxes (seed pearl parure)

Necklace, 2 brooches, earrings in boxes (seed pearl parure)
Title
Necklace, 2 brooches, earrings in boxes (seed pearl parure)
Date 
1840-1880
Medium 
Pearls, mother-of-pearl, gold, string; paper, satin
Dimensions 
overall (brooch & earrings box): 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 1 in. ( 16.5 x 10.8 x 2.5 cm ) overall (each earring): 1 5/8 x 1 1/
Description 
Necklace, large and small brooch and pair of earrings in 2 boxes (seed pearl parure); necklace comprises 6 smaller and 1 larger seed pearl floral roundels, decorated with larger pearls and strung to mother-of-pearl plaques, connected by linked strands of seed pearls; gold clasp set with 16 small pearls; large and small brooch, each of 1 floral roundel similar to those of necklace; matching earrings with gold hook findings; 2 boxes to contain set: 1 blue box for necklace, 1 brown box for brooches and earrings.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin
Object Number 
1956.47a-i
Gallery Label 
This seed pearl parure once belonged to Mrs. John Peter Schermerhorn.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group