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Earring (one of a pair)

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Made entirely of seed pearls attached with thread to a mother-of-pearl backing. Floral spray hangs from a leaf-shaped motif which is attached to the mount.

Credit Line

Bequest of Maxim Karolik

American or European, Second half 19th century

Object Place

American or European


4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm (1 3/4 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Seed pearls and mother-of-pearl and synthetic mono-filamnet


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs