Pearls, mother of pearl, string, velvet, wood, silk
overall (jewels in case): 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 21.6 x 3.8 cm )
Seed pearl parure in fitted case; necklace of 10 graduated rosettes, 3 suspending drops, all of woven seed pearls and pearls, strung with string to mother-of-pearl plaques, backed with taupe velvet; brooch of similar rosette design; pair of pendant earrings of leaf patterns surmounting 2 graduated rosettes; posts missing; fitted case of peacock blue silk lined with same color velvet; initials "KB" stamped on cover of case; maker's mark printed under lid of case.
Gift of Mr. Beekman Hoppin Pool
This seed pearl parure (suite of jewels) belonged to Kate Beekman (1841-1923).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.