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Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1860 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Diamonds, gold and silver

  • Credit Line:

    Cory Bequest

  • Museum number:

    M.78A&B-1951

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 22, shelf C, box 1 []

Distinctions of rank, age, occasion and dress determined what jewellery could be worn and when. One etiquette manual stated that diamonds, pearls and emeralds were for full evening wear only. In the daytime, women were expected to wear less elaborate jewellery.

Physical description

Pair of earrings, brilliant-cut diamonds open-set in silver backed in gold in a rosette design. The backs show signs of having been altered.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1860 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Diamonds, gold and silver

Descriptive line

Pair of earrings, brilliant-cut diamonds open-set in silver backed in gold in a rosette design, England, about 1860

Materials

Diamond; Silver; Gold

Subjects depicted

Rosettes

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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