This is a earrings. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1951. Its medium is gilt and filigreed metal, glass pearls and beads. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Delicate filigree work, which reached its artistic peak in the mid-19th century, necessitated the handiwork of wire-drawers and twisters, solderers, polishers, and jewelry assemblers. Since precious metal jewelry was sold by weight in India, filigree work was popular, as it required a minimal amount of metal to create a dramatic effect.
This object was
Miss Frances Morris.
It is credited
Gift of Frances Morris.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 9.9 x 8 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.)
Cite this object as
Earrings (India); gilt and filigreed metal, glass pearls and beads; H x W x D: 9.9 x 8 x 0.5 cm (3 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 3/16 in.); Gift of Frances Morris; 1951-111-88-a,b
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church.