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This object and one other are part of a set whose first object is Jewelry Suite (probably France), ca. 1860.

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Brooch And Pair Of Earrings (probably France), ca. 1860

This is a Brooch and pair of earrings. It is dated ca. 1860 and we acquired it in 1928. Its medium is bright-cut engraved aluminum, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Festive Foil?.

This object was donated by Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel.

Our curators have highlighted 12 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Earrings, 2014
  • white gold, cameos, diamonds.
  • Courtesy of FD Gallery.
  • 20.2015.4a/c

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a: brooch): 5.8 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in.) H x W x D (b: earring): 6.4 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm (2 1/2 x 3/4 x 7/16 in.) H x W x D (c: earring): 6.5 x 1 x 1.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Brooch And Pair Of Earrings (probably France), ca. 1860; bright-cut engraved aluminum, gold; H x W x D (a: brooch): 5.8 x 4.8 x 1.3 cm (2 5/16 x 1 7/8 x 1/2 in.) H x W x D (b: earring): 6.4 x 1.9 x 1.1 cm (2 1/2 x 3/4 x 7/16 in.) H x W x D (c: earring): 6.5 x 1 x 1.9 cm (2 9/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs. Gustav E. Kissel; 1928-5-4-a/c

In addition to Hewitt Sisters Collect, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition Faster, Cheaper, Newer, More: The Revolutions of 1848.

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