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Earring (one of a pair)

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These girandole style earrings made from coque de perle--pearl-like stones that are cut from the Indian nautilus shell and are similar to blister pearls. These pearls are likely from India but were made in England, possibly for the colonial American market. These would be worn during the day,...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 1750–1800

Object Place

England

Dimensions

7 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.2122b

Medium or Technique

Gold metal and coque de perle

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs