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Earring (one of a pair)

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Girandole style earrings with five oval shaped coque de perle, a pearl-like stone that is cut from the Indian nautilus shell and is similar to a blister pearl. One of the gold attachments is broken.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, about 1780

Object Place



6 x 4.8 x .9 cm (2 3/8 x 1 7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold metal and coque de perle


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs