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Earrings

  • Place of origin:

    Barcelona (made)

  • Date:

    1865-1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver set with rock crystal over pink foil

  • Museum number:

    1234&A-1871

  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 74, shelf C, box 9 []

Traditional jewellery often followed out-dated aristocratic examples. Many Spanish traditional earrings were based on 17th and 18th century patterns, but over time local differences became fixed, and patterns became characteristic of a particular place.

Long narrow earrings, often set with red stones, are typical of Barcelona. They are usually set with red glass, or foiled crystal, as here, rather than precious stones.

Physical description

Pair of long narrow earrings in three parts, set with three faceted rock crystals over pink foil.

Place of Origin

Barcelona (made)

Date

1865-1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver set with rock crystal over pink foil

Dimensions

Length: 10.2 cm, Width: 1.7 cm, Depth: 1.7 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of long narrow silver earrings set with pink foiled rock crystal, Barcelona (Spain), 19th century.

Materials

Silver; Rock crystal

Categories

Jewellery; Metalwork; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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