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EARRINGS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Earrings are for pierced ears. At the top is a gold hemisphere covered with gold filigree and rows of seed pearls. Below this is a gold butterfly shape with seed pearls on its wings. Below this is a hemisphere in gold openwork above a row of seed pearls. This rests on top of a faceted amethyst which has been identified as a button. From this hangs a small pearl.

Object name:
EARRINGS
Made from:
Gold -- seed pearls -- amethyst
Made in:
Russia
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
Size:
5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
17.50.1-2
Class:
JEWELRY
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973