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Matching set of ornaments (pair of earrings (one of pair))

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(a) Wreath for hair, (b) small detached spray, (c,d) pair of earrings for pierced ears, made of small polished white shell strung on oxidized wire, part of wire covered with cream colored silk.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Helen Howard Hudson Whipple

French, 19th century

Object Place

France

Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

55.614c

Medium or Technique

Shells

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs