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Pair Of Earrings (USA), ca. 1960

This is a Pair of earrings. It was made by Tiffany & Co.. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is gold, cut rubies. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.


A single gold cord traces the paisley shape of these earrings. By describing the paisley in a simple linear form, all floral origins are stripped away and the motif becomes decorative scrollwork.

It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm (1 3/16 × 13/16 × 1/2 in.)

It has the following markings

Marked "TIFFANY 14K" on base of ear clip.

Cite this object as

Pair Of Earrings (USA), ca. 1960; Made by Tiffany and Co. (United States); gold, cut rubies; H x W x D: 3 × 2.1 × 1.3 cm (1 3/16 × 13/16 × 1/2 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1995-51-2-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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