Pair of earrings and accessories in case

Pair of earrings and accessories in case
Title
Pair of earrings and accessories in case
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Gold, enamel, pearls; leather, satin; ivory; cotton wool
Dimensions 
earrings: 2 1/2 x 1 in.; case: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 in.
Description 
Pair of gold and enamel earrings comprising roundel with dark and light blue enamel in concentric circles surrounding central gold foliate motif; French ear-wires; surmounting detachable tri-partite oval element of similar design, here with central pearl motifs; attached to roundel by 3 gold flat-lined chains; oval element supports swagged chain and 2 gold balls; rectangular black leather case lined with ivory satin; inside bottom of case lift up to reveal another compartment, containing ivory thimble, cotton wool, 11 gold balls, an obituary and the Lord's Prayer in miniature; hinged rotating hook closure.
Object Number 
INV.12541a-e
Marks 
typewitten: obituary of Mrs. Judith McCall (undated, unnamed newspaper) inside case handwritten: in miniature on paper inside case: The Lord's Prayer handwritten: on paper inside case: "Mrs. Reade / Philade"....
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Creative: Tronvig Group