Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)

Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)
Title
Brooch and earrings in case (demi-parure)
Date 
1840-1870
Medium 
Coral, gold; leather, satin, velvet
Dimensions 
each (earing): 1 1/2 x 3/4 x 1/2 in. (3.8 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm) Overall (brooch): 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (6.4 x 6.4 x 2.9
Description 
Coral demi parure (brooch and pair of earrings) in fitted case; brooch of carved beads in the form of fruit or berries and thin "leaves"; detachable drop element of similar design; gold pin attachment in the form of a branch support the brooch and acts as clasp; pendant earrings of similar design, with detachable berry and leaf elements (can be worn as 1 fruit/berry or with dangling element; gold ear wires; purple leather hinged fitted case lined with ivory satin and light blue velvet;push-button clasp closure; case damaged.
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Isabel M. Smith
Object Number 
1940.106a-d
Gallery Label 
According to the accession notes, this demi-parure belonged to Mrs. Sheldon Smith.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group