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Earring

Tiers of seed pearls sewn on a mother-of-pearl backing in a floral motif. Set with two pinkish red stones (probably garnet) that appear to be foil backed. Original gold findings a loop through which the detachable pendant hangs. Metal loop replaces original seed pearl loop at top of pendant. One...

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Provenance

Collection of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross by 1917; to MFA December 6, 1917, gift. "Set with 17.3155 and 7, $36.00 for the set." (from card)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary Haven and Mrs. Waldo Ross

American, about 1826

Object Place for Label

United States

Object Place

United States

Accession Number

17.3156

Medium or Technique

Seed pearls; garnet, mother-of-pearl

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs