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Pair of mourning earrings

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Each earring designed as a small floret of faceted jet suspending a flaring pendant drop also set with jet. Drop is detachable. Original hook closure findings. Missing three stones.

Provenance

Collection of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon by 1928; to MFA April 26, 1928, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catherine Waters Faucon

American, about 1810

Object Place

Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

28.280

Medium or Technique

Gold; jet

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs